Further contractors sought for Metro Sports Facility

Posted 21 Oct 2015 by GovtBeehive Popular
Posted in CERA/Govt , CCDU

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says interest is now being sought through the Government Electronic Tender Service (GETS) website from contractors wanting to be involved in planning the build of Christchurch’s Metro Sports Facility.

“This Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) role is an opportunity for contractors with suitable experience to work with the Government and Christchurch City Council to plan the design and build of what will be a multi-generational asset for the city,” Mr Brownlee says.

“The chosen ECI contractor will provide advice and expertise on the path to building the facility, and may have the opportunity to stay on and be involved in the build itself.

“This process is running in parallel to an earlier tender seeking architectural design services and multi-disciplinary engineering design services, which closes on October 30.

“With proposals already coming in from prospective designers for the facility, there is now real momentum in the development of this key anchor project, which will cater for everything from recreational to elite sporting competition.”

The Government and Christchurch City Council have agreed joint funding arrangements for the Metro Sports Facility.

It will include an indoor aquatic hall with a 79 metre, 10-lane competition pool and seating for a minimum of 1000 spectators, various other pools, including hot pools and hydroslides, nine indoor courts for sports such as netball and basketball, and retractable seating for a minimum of 2500 spectators.

There will also be a dedicated base for High Performance Sport New Zealand, and spaces for fitness and other activities.

The Government has already purchased most of the land required to develop the facility on a central Christchurch site spanning over 70,000sqm between Moorhouse Avenue, Stewart Street, St Asaph Street and Antigua Street.

The Registration of Interest document for the ECI opportunity can be viewed at the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) website, www.gets.govt.nz. Registrations are due by 19 November 2015.

Once evaluated, short-listed respondents will be invited to participate in a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, which is due to happen in December 2015. Up to two preferred ECI contractors will be selected to initially provide services, before a single contractor is chosen.

It is expected that the design work for the Metro Sports Facility will be underway by the end of this year.

The intention is to have some of the facility open to the public in 2019, and the remainder in 2020, but efforts will go into shortening those timeframes where practicable.

More on the Metro Sports Facility can be found at www.ccdu.govt.nz/projects-and-precincts/metro-sports-facility

See the Metro Sports Gallery for example concept images and photos »


Full details of planned components


  • Indoor Aquatic Hall

Competition pool (79m in length, 10 lane) with bulkheads and moveable floor

Competitive diving facility with 10m tower and dry diving training facility

Spectator capacity (1000 seats)

Programme pool (180 m²) – learn to swim

Warm water programme pool (150m²) e.g. Learn to Swim, AquaFit programme

Leisure (fun) water area (1500 m²)

Hydro slides (2 feature slides)

Spa/Sauna/Steam Room

Outdoor hot pools

Water Sensory Facility – multi-sensory aquatic recreational environment

Birthday party room

Marshalling area

Additional function, VIP, and competition control areas

  • Indoor Sports Courts Facility

Indoor sports courts (9 courts)

Spectator seating (2500 retractable seats)

Additional function, VIP and media areas

  • Health, Fitness & Wellbeing

Gym/weights facility (795 m²)

Group fitness rooms/multi-purpose rooms (5)

Wellness centre (with massage and relaxation areas) (370 m²)

Sports health consulting rooms and facilities (250 m²)

  • High Performance

High performance sports centre: facilities for high performance athletes

  • Sports House

Sports House (1050 m²): sports administration

  • Movement Centre

Flat floor studio spaces (4)

  • Various Front of House/Shared Facilities

Childcare (crèche)

Staff areas

First aid

Storage and plant rooms e.g. pumps and filters

Front-of-house areas

Security centre


Merchandise (sport retail)

  • Outdoor facilities

Outdoor plaza

Outdoor spaces for sport and recreation activities


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