Holmes is proud to be a member of the Kōtui consortium working on the design and construction of Te Kaha, a new multi-use arena in Ōtautahi (Christchurch). The $683M state-of-the-art arena will be located in central Ōtautahi, Canterbury and is jointly funded by Christchurch City Council and the Crown’s Christchurch Regeneration Acceleration Fund. The arena will be able to hold over 30,000 spectators and aims to add to the city’s vibrant lifestyle while establishing Ōtautahi as a sporting and cultural centre within Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.
Led by BESIX Watpac, Kōtui brings together companies from Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond with expertise and experience in stadium design. The Kōtui team and other consultants working on this project include:
Subcontractor and Kōtui team member: Southbase Construction
Architect: WARREN AND MAHONEY
Land Surveying: Graham Surveying Ltd
Security Risk Assessment: Intelligent Risks
Sports Turf Consultant: SSDM Blair Cornthwaite
Engineering: Mott MacDonald
Waste Management Specialist: Eunomia Research & Consulting
Landscape Architecture / Urban Designer: LandLAB_
Geotechnical Engineering: Golder
Holmes is providing a complete range of services including Fire Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Passive Fire Protection, and Structural Fire Engineering for this iconic project. We’re eager to be working with such a diverse and experienced team who give us the opportunity to develop and build new relationships while also working with some of our established partners and contributing to the rich history in Ōtautahi.
The Design & Construct contract was recently signed by BESIX Watpac, with work on site already been commenced—as the Kōtui consortium, council, and other important stakeholders work closely together, to deliver an arena worthy of Ōtautahi (Christchurch’s) growing entertainment scene by 2026.