The East Frame is a major residential development in central Christchurch, designed to bring people back into the CBD following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
JFC, in Joint Venture with City Care is constructing the public spaces associated with the development – including Rauora Park, a 660 metre long park, which will be the third largest open space in central Christchurch.
The park will extend through five city blocks from Lichfield Street to Armagh Street and includes walking and cycling paths. This distinctively landscaped area will be for everybody – local residents and the broader community. Along with ample open space, there will be areas where people can relax, and feel safe and comfortable. There will be a strong safety focus with areas well-lit and designed for good visibility. Like all the new public spaces being created, the area will be accessible and barrier free for people of all physical abilities and ages.
The East Frame connects to the Margaret Mahy Family Playground (also delivered by the JFC/City Care Joint Venture) which has already helped bring more people back into the city. The East Frame public space will be a new asset for Christchurch – bringing a wide range of people together to enjoy the central city.