christchurch international airport hotel

In a direct response to a demand for short-term accommodation due to increasing passenger numbers, a new 200 room 4.5 star Novotel hotel is due to open on the Christchurch International Airport campus in late 2019. Designed by Warren and Mahoney, the intention is to provide a quality, convenient offering for travellers through the airport.

Inovo has been engaged by Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) as project planners, developing a challenging design and construction master programme. Throughout the project, Inovo has worked closely with both the enabling works contractor and Main Contractor, completed reviews of contractors’ performance and provided advice to CIAL, made adjustments to the master and construction programme due to site constraints or procurement issues, and regularly reported to CIAL regarding project progress.

In addition to the construction of the hotel itself, a complex programme of works for multi-staged relocation of transport infrastructure was developed, required to facilitate the hotel works while still maintaining operational continuity of the airport campus. Carefully planned redirection of public traffic, bus and service lanes, and relocation of bus stops and car parking areas, way finding signage and pedestrian access routes has taken place over eight individual stages, at all times maintaining safe right-of-way for the public. Consideration of in- and aboveground services for each relocation has added another level of complexity.

Client Christchurch International Airport Limited
Location Christchurch
Sector(s) Commercial and Industrial, Residential and Accommodation
Disciplines Project Planning
Value $80 million
Completion 2019