Christchurch’s $240 million convention centre set to be complete by early 2020

Christchurch’s $240 million convention centre will be complete by the first quarter of 2020, the Government has announced.

CPB Contractors, owned by Australian company CIMIC Group, will build the centre. The business was also part of the Christchurch Hospital redevelopment and Transmission Gully roading project in Wellington.

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Nicky Wagner said construction would begin on the Colombo and Armagh streets site “soon”. Ground work had already been carried out.

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An artist’s impression of the Christchurch Convention Centre in the central city.