The CIGA programme provided new office accommodation for approximately 1500 staff from multiple government agencies, helping reinvigorate the central city following the Christchurch earthquakes in 2011.
Fifteen government agencies were co-located across four buildings in central Christchurch with the first opened on 1 December 2015 and the others opening progressively through to 2017. With agencies co-locating or clustered in close proximity to each other, they benefit from shared facilities such as receptions, kitchens and meeting rooms.
The buildings include the new BNZ Centre (stage one) in Hereford Street which houses multiple agencies with Statistics New Zealand as the lead agency, BNZ Centre (stage two) in Cashel Street, Grand Central New Zealand at 161 Cashel Street and Pita Te Hori Centre (formerly the King Edward Barracks site).
The programme illustrates GPG’s work with government agencies to better manage the Crown’s estate by improving effectiveness and efficiency of office accommodation. By working together, agencies can leverage procurement opportunities, and support the fiscally responsible use of taxpayer funding.