With the release of a new animated video, conference organisers can now take a virtual tour of Christchurch’s Te Pae convention centre.
Ōtākaro Limited Strategy and Property Opportunities general manager, Keith Beal, said that the animation was created to help organisers visualise the setting and design of this new riverside venue in Christchurch’s central city.
“Te Pae is a purpose-built convention and exhibitions facility designed to make the most of the neighbouring Avon River and Victoria Square, ensuring guests have an enjoyable experience both inside and out,” he added.
“The animation will help director of sales for Te Pae, Gillian Officer and her team to secure events from late 2020 onwards.”
The virtual tour will be further developed to showcase the auditorium, exhibition hall, meeting rooms and banquet hall to assist with the booking process.
Construction of the facility is currently 20 per cent complete, and the roof will be going on the auditorium later this month. Meanwhile, the steel for the exhibition hall will start going up in September.
Te Pae, which means gathering place, is on track for opening in 2H2020. It will be able to host up to 2,000 delegates for a variety of events. The prime central city venue includes a divisible auditorium, 200-booth exhibition hall, banquet hall and 24 meeting rooms.