Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme: How we're using vacant school sites in Christchurch

Over the course of the programme, we've used vacant school sites to temporarily accommodate schools while we redevelop or replace school buildings around Christchurch.

As schools move into their new or repaired schools, land will increasingly become available. We think it’s important to make that available to the wider community if we know we no longer need it. That’s why we’ve been working hard to clear land which we don’t need, and get it into disposal.

The following table shows school sites which are in use or in the disposal process. All properties in disposal go through a series of steps under the Public Works Act 1981. This means offering the property to other government agencies, previous owners or Māori (under a Treaty claim settlement) before it can be sold on the open market.

School Current site use Future use
Aranui School In disposal In disposal
Avondale School Currently used by Chisnallwood Intermediate Continued use by Chisnallwood Intermediate
Avonside Girls High School Currently used as a temporary school for Linwood College To be confirmed
Banks Ave School Still being used by the school until 2021 To be confirmed
Branston Intermediate School South Hornby School South Hornby School
Burwood School Not in use To be confirmed
Champion Street site Currently used by Hagley College for adult literacy classes Continued use by Hagley College
Hammersley Park School Not in use Holding for education use
Kendal School Currently used by BLENNZ service centre Holding for education use
Linwood College Lower Fields In use by Teen Parent Unit and ECE until relocation to Linwood College at Aldwins Road; part of the site has been sold to Christchurch City Council as it required for public works In disposal
Linwood Intermediate Currently used by Te Pa o Rakaihautu Currently used by Te Pa o Rakaihautu
Lyttelton Main School Lyttleton Primary School Lyttleton Primary School
Lyttelton West School In disposal In disposal
Manning Intermediate School Spreydon School Spreydon School
North New Brighton School Rāwhiti School Rāwhiti School
Phillipstown School Used by technology students at Phillipstown Community Hub Holding for education use
Redcliffs School Part disposed, part in disposal In disposal
Richmond School Permanent site for Arahina ki Ōtautahi (Kingslea School satellite) Arahina ki Ōtautahi
Shirley Boys High School In redevelopment for Pareawa Banks Avenue School and Ferndale School Pareawa Bank Avenue School, Ferndale School
Sockburn School Not in use Holding for education use
South Hornby School In disposal In disposal
Spreydon School Part used by Southern Regional Health School, part due for demolition and future use to be confirmed To be confirmed
Windsor School Waitākiri Primary School Waitākiri Primary School
Woolston School Te Waka Unua Te Waka Unua

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