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CITY MALL UPGRADE - Overview

City Mall is one of Christchurch's most important public and commercial spaces. It is an iconic part of our city that holds a special place in our hearts and minds. The mall plays host to visitors and guests, leaving a strong impression of Christchurch. More importantly, it reflects how we care and feel about the heart of our community.

It has been 25 years since the last significant public investment in the area and renovation was well overdue. Central city retail had endured the expansion of every major suburban mall in Christchurch. These multiplex shopping institutions had place huge pressure on the city to up its game and present a better offer to shoppers.

To reinvigorate this vital part of the Central City, the CCBA was a strong advocate of the upgrade and believed that renovation of City Mall would not only strengthen the mall but support the Council's broader Central City revitalisation efforts.

The original plan was to develop a promenade along High Street and create a garden feel with outdoor cafe seating and improved lighting.

The pictures left and below are artist impressions of the finished mall landscape.


View:
Looking from the corner ofCashel and High
Streets to the Hallensteins Building


View:
Looking from Stewart Plaza looking towards
Colombo Hereford Street Corners


View: Hack Circle perspective


View:
Cashel Street City Mall

City Mall Renovation Start

Stewart Plaza in High Street was the first area to be started with the very first brick lifted by Christchurch Mayor at the time, Garry Moore, and CCBA Chairman Antony Gough.

The first stage of the renovation was a difficult one with many issues faced by the works team and businesses.

During this stage leading up to Christmas 2007, the CCBA lobbied for Christchurch City Council to future-proof Cashel Street, City Mall, by laying the foundation for the tram.




Above:
10th August 2007 - Christchurch Mayor
Garry Moore & CCBA Chairman Antony Gough

 

  

      Specifically, council's proposal for renovating City Mall included:

1. Developing a promenade along High Street
2.
Creating 'Garden Rooms' on Cashel Street with outdoor dining and seating
3.
Improving events and recreation space at the intersection of Cashel and High streets
4.
Planting more trees
5.
Replacing Stewart Fountain with new seating and a signatory public art piece
6.
Upgrading the Cashel-Colombo and Hereford-Colombo intersections which are vital   connections to the area
7.
Building service lanes to clean up delivery traffic in the Mall
8.
Possible extension of the tram through City Mall
9.
Improving lighting
10.
Improving retail management and maintenance in the area

City Mall received awards for design and communication to view detail please click on

                                                                  CITY MALL WINS GOLD  


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UPGADE DETAILS


  STEWART PLAZA  

      HIGH STREET     

     HACK CIRCLE    

     CASHEL EAST    

     CASHEL WEST