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Design plans released for Cathedral Square

Wednesday, June 13, 2018   Posted in: Earthquake By: Administrator With tags: earthquake recovery, rebuild, planning, urban design

Christchurch City Council Newsline: 13th June 2018

A plan for transforming Cathedral Square into a series of interconnected public spaces with more trees and grassed areas has been released by Regenerate Christchurch today.

Regenerate’s design plan for Cathedral Square includes an option for three enclosed pavilions connected by a lattice-style structure which would provide a year-round undercover area for markets and other activities.

An artist's impression of Cathedral Gardens - one of the new public spaces planned for Cathedral Square.Chief Executive Ivan Iafeta says while the vision for the physical regeneration of the Square is aspirational in terms of design, the social regeneration of the Square is achievable sooner and should be prioritised.

“There is already significant investment occurring around the Square. The most practical way to support that investment is to commit to a long-term vision over time as funding allows while, in the meantime, getting more happening there and making it a place for the people again.”

Mr Iafeta says coupled with the restoration of the Anglican Cathedral, the regeneration of the Square will be delivered in stages as funding and other developments allow.

But delivering a comprehensive programme of events, activities and festivals will re-establish the Square as a gathering place.

“As we saw with the Lantern Festival earlier this year, people will come to the central city if they have a good reason, and having more people coming to this area will further support the significant private and public investment already being made.”

Mr Iafeta says private property owners and developers have committed to significant property developments on the south side of the Square that will include Redson Corporation's new Aotea Gifts building and Nexus Point’s Spark building. 

The new central library (Tūranga) is currently being built on the north side of the Square and construction of the Convention Centre (Te Pae) is well underway. 

Mr Iafeta says that Regenerate Christchurch will develop a delivery strategy for funding and delivery, now that it has released its vision for the Square.

“To be regenerated, the Square cannot remain symbolic of the city’s loss and instead needs to be a strong symbol of the vibrant future of the centre of our city. The long-term vision will provide the impetus and drive for the public and private sectors to work toward a common goal.

“But it’s not just about new things. It is about people, and we need to get on with making the Square a place for the people again," Mr Iafeta says.

Find out more about Regenerate Christchurch's plans for Cathedral Square, including a 360-degree interactive panorama on your mobile device.