Plans for The Strip out next week

LIZ MCDONALD
Last updated 13:41 23/05/2013
The Strip, The Terrace

NEW VISION: An artist's impression of The Terrace, Antony and Tracy Gough's planned replacement for The Strip entertainment precinct in Oxford Tce in central Christchurch.

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More details of the $100 million redevelopment of the Christchurch hospitality precinct once known as The Strip will be revealed on Monday.

Land-owning brothers Antony and Tracy Gough have drawn up designs for what they are calling The Terrace in Oxford Tce between Cashel and Hereford streets.

It will feature eateries and shops, with laneways, courtyards and roof terraces.

Antony Gough will discuss the plans for the riverside site at the Christchurch Universal Design Symposium in the city on Monday.

He said they hoped the precinct would become ''the living room of Christchurch''.

'''We are not sparing anything on getting it right. We are building for longevity,'' he said.

''We are investing in Christchurch.''

Gough announced plans for the precinct in March after research that included a trip to Melbourne.

There will be twice as many bars and restaurants in the development as there were before the earthquakes.

Gough hopes the new bars will attract an older crowd, rather than "people who have been preloading before they come into town in a bad mood".

The new bars will be two to three storeys high, with seven-storey office buildings planned for the back of the site.

Six laneways will cross the site and meet in a central piazza.

The second stage of the development, including a 70-room boutique hotel, would begin construction once 60 per cent of the space is pre-leased.

The completed development will include about 45,000 square metres of space covering about half of the site.

 

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