Registry Building at the Christchurch Arts Centre reopens

Arts-Centre-StaircaseToday was the official re-opening of the Registry Building at the Christchurch Arts Centre. It is the first building of the precinct to be strengthened and repaired after the Canterbury Earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.

Located on the corner of Montreal St and Worcester Blvd, the building was constructed in 1916 and an extension was added in 1926.

John Trowsdale, lead engineer on the project, said “It has been a huge amount of work for the Arts Centre staff and the project team to deliver the first building in the time frame and with such a great result. The public response to date has been fantastic and we’re very happy with that.”

The Arts Centre complex consists of 23 buildings, 22 of which were red-stickered after the earthquakes.