Christchurch Convention Centre


Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed


Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
Christchurch Convention Centre

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

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Under procurement

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Preferred bidder announced

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Recently closed

Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.

ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:


Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Recently closed
VALUE: $275M AUD | $284M NZD
SECTOR: Social infrastructure
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The NZ$284 million Christchurch Convention Centre will occupy two blocks between Colombo Street and Oxford Terrace, running from Cathedral Square to Victoria Square.

The facility will include:

- auditorium with 1400-person capacity;
- banquet hall, with 1250-person capacity;
- 14 interconnected meeting rooms, with 1400-person capacity (total); and
- a multi-purpose exhibition hall, with a 200-stall capacity.

The project will be delivered via traditional procurement rather than as a Public Private Partnership, as previously planned. The Government announced an end to its partnership with private consortium Plenary Conventions New Zealand in June 2016, with the Convention Centre to now be built by the Crown-owned Otakaro Limited.

EOIs were called in September 2016 for the design and construction works, and early works commenced in October 2016.

In August 2017, CPB Contractors won the main works contract, with construction of the facility to commence in September 2017. It is expected that the project will be completed in early 2020.

Accor has been selected as the preferred operator to provide specialist advice during construction of the facility.

The convention centre is expected to be sold by the Crown upon completion.

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