16 Apr 2015

Govt bldg for Chch police station site

6:16 pm on 16 April 2015

Three government departments will be relocated in central Christchurch on the site of the city's earthquake damaged former police station.

Christchurch central police station is due to be demolished in 2015.

Christchurch central police station - due for demolition in 2015. Photo: Ngāi Tahu Property

The government and Ngai Tahu Property today jointly announced details of the new, 8500 square metre office building on the corner of Hereford Street and Cambridge Terrace.

It will be occupied by the Ministry of Education, Housing New Zealand and the Ministry of Health, and will house 350 public servants.

The building will be a part of a wider development on the city block by Ngai Tahu Property and is expected to be ready in February 2017.

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