Contractor confirmed for Christchurch's $301 million Metro Sports Facility build
Christchurch's long-awaited Metro Sports Facility will be built by Australian company CPB contractors, who are already working on two large publicly-funded projects in the city.
The $301 million central city anchor project, due to open in late 2021, was originally expected to be finished early-2016 but has been plagued by delays – including a dispute which saw the previous design and build contractor dropped.
When finished, the building will include a 10-lane 50-metre pool with 1000 seats for spectators, a 20m by 25m diving pool, five hydroslides, several indoor courts for various sports, and several other training facilities.
The main works contract with CPB is worth $221m. A further $80m is either set aside for specialist equipment like pool tanks and hydroslides or has been spent on land remediation, foundation work or professional services.