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Christchurch Bus Interchange

Client Cera
Dates September 2014 – June 2015

Southbase was engaged as the Main Contractor for the design and build stages of this key city centre development.

This was a considerable construction project with 16 bus bays (capable of handling more than 100 buses per hour), indoor waiting areas, taxi ranks, a covered lock-up facility for 100 bicycles and secure public lockers. Planning for future development was taken into consideration, with the slab being designed to withstand the possible construction of a three storey structure on top.


The Christchurch Bus Interchange was the first Anchor Project to be delivered in the Central City.

At the time of tender, Southbase provided a fixed-price lump sum to complete the design and construction of the building, including all regulatory consents. This was achieved.

Our team carried out a full re-engineering of the foundations to produce significant cost and construction time-savings. Our design team modulated and redrafted the structural steel design in BIM, to allow for an accelerated erection time and more efficient co-ordination with other trades.
Delivered in two separable portions in just 10 months. SP1 was operational after just eight months of operation, whilst SP2 continued construction right next door.

Speciality exterior cladding and internal feature soffit were used throughout. Where appropriate, alternatives were offered and accepted, in order to provide significant cost savings on the client budget.

Key Project Facts
Total project value $52M.
Stage 1 and Stage 2 completed on budget and within the time frame.