Christchurch metro sports builder seeks extra $212m

Christchurch metro sports builder seeks extra $212m
Construction on the Parakiore swimming pool complex is expected to be finished in 2024. (Image: Ōtākaro)
Oliver Lewis
A contractor delivering a major swimming pool complex in central Christchurch is seeking an additional $212 million for the project. The Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre, previously called the Metro Sports Facility, is one of the last outstanding post-earthquake anchor projects. Crown rebuild agency Ōtākaro is managing the build, which is being delivered by CPB Contractors, an Australian firm that also built the new conference centre, Te Pae, and the Waipapa building at Christchurch Hospital. Ōtākaro had a $254m contract wit...

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