As seen in the March 15th issue of Metropol Magazine
In a recent speech, Peter Townsend the former CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, referred to Christchurch as “the City of Choice”.
A quick trip around the town will underline the ‘about to blossom’ feel that the city has. 2018 is going to be a year of celebrations whether it is new inner-city shopping centres, the Christchurch Hospital extensions, the Terrace, Hoyts new fifty million dollar theatre complex, Victoria Square or the new Central Library. Cones are starting to disappear slowly and the completion of the Town Hall with its new space for the CSO is scheduled for next year. The promise to build on this opportunity is evident as we look at the red zone and consider the wide range of options, the revitalisation of New Brighton and – after too long a time, a repaired Cathedral.
In the inner city, new residential projects are well underway and stylish complexes such as Cranmer Gardens, offer a genuinely exciting alternative to suburban living. This luxury development is exclusive to Harcourts Holmwood and comprises of 39 spacious, high-spec apartments and penthouses.
In the suburbs and in the satellite towns, new subdivisions and shops are springing up and just in time, a network of motorways are connecting them to the city. Of course Christchurch has a long way to go and while it has already been seven years we need to keep reminding ourselves of the magnitude of the task and the progress which has been made so far. What it represents is the bright future of our city and that same optimism can be applied to the real estate market. Low interest rates and sustained migration are the external factors having a positive effect on property. At Holmwood we continue to see encouraging numbers through our open homes and strong auction results in 2018.
Christchurch today is an incomplete work of art but it will become a city of choice, just mark my words.