Facilities  |  9 Sep 2020

Concept designs for Hornby’s new $35.7 million community centre have been revealed.

The multi-use facility, which will be built on the east side of Kyle Park, includes a library, a lane pool, learn-to-swim pool, a toddlers’ wet play area, spa pool and a customer service area.

The Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board will consider the centre designs at its meeting on Tuesday, 15 September.

Christchurch City Council Recreation, Sports and Events Head Nigel Cox says the designs strongly reflect the community’s views, and that the concept design has been informed by discussions with community groups, including the adjacent schools and accessibility groups.

See images of the new Hornby Centre

“With all our new facilities, we focus on strengthening the local community,” Mr Cox says.

“The Hornby community’s input has been integral to this project, from the look of the centre to the exact site and the many opportunities on offer.

“It is very exciting to see the centre take shape, and this first glimpse will drive even greater interest.”

The centre also includes an espresso bar, a creative activities room, and multi-purpose rooms available for meetings and study.

Following Board and Council approval of the concept designs, the detailed design will be developed and the project will go out to tender for a building contractor early in 2021.

Construction is due to start by mid-2021, with the centre set to open in late 2022.