About the project
Work commenced in late 2016 to restore another wing of the Christchurch Arts Centre badly damaged in the 2011 earthquakes.
The repaired buildings opened in 2018 and now house a two-screen arthouse cinema, shared office space, new restaurant and subsidised apartments for writers, scientists and artists.
The Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust
The project to restore the West Lecture building, which formerly housed the Free Theatre and five apartments, involved strengthening the building with a reinforced concrete skin wall on the inside of the façade, and new concrete floors to provide bracing.