Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct

Christchurch, New Zealand

This is the first major public building to be built by the New Zealand Government in Christchurch since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, and one of the several key projects expected to reinvigorate the city’s devastated CBD.

It represents one of the largest multi-agency government co-location projects in New Zealand’s history and the largest combined justice and emergency services facility in Australasia.

The 40,000m² precinct will house 19 multi-jurisdictional courtrooms, emergency operations centre, facilities for police, corrections, the fire service and St John Ambulance. It will also house the emergency management teams of the Ministry of Civil Defence, Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury, along with the Ministry of Justice and judiciary – all in one connected facility that breaks with traditional defensive justice architecture to embrace a more open, transparent environment.

Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct
Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct
  • Technical Information
  • Cox Team
In association with
Warren and Mahoney and Opus Architecture
Client
Ministry of Justice
Project Status
In Progress, 2012-Current
Estimated Completion 2017
Site Area
40,000m2