28 Jun 2015

The future of the Arts Centre of Christchurch

From Standing Room Only, 1:35 pm on 28 June 2015

Christchurch Arts Centre
Photo: Moda Fotographica

All but one of the 23 heritage buildings that make up Christchurch's historic arts centre were substantially damaged in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

The man who's leading the charge to rebuild the centre, André Lovatt, has ambitious plans beyond restoring the bricks and mortar.

André discusses the $290 million rebuild, classed as one of the largest heritage restoration projects in the world.

André Lovatt's efforts in overseeing the rebuild and launching fund raising campaigns have been recognised with a 2015 Blake Leader Award.