Re:START, City Mall
About the Project
The vision was to urgently re-establish business activity and public interest in the central city’s heart through a safe, commercially viable, retail and hospitality precinct.
Born from the need to breathe new life into the Christchurch CBD following the February earthquakes, this project won international acclaim for its innovation and excellence.
Restart the Heart Trust
Leighs Construction was given the task of converting 123 shipping containers into a high quality retail development in only two months – half the construction time originally anticipated, due to the immovable completion date, and the delay of confirmation of project funding.
Despite two snowstorms, and a myriad of other challenges, Re:START was opened by Prime Minister John Key on time to a first day crowd of more than 10,000 people.