RCP was proud to be the Ministry of Justice’s Project Manager, providing strategic advice, management of stakeholder and end user group engagement and full contract administration on the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, which will bring together all justice and emergency services in one purpose-built, world-class precinct in central Christchurch. It is the largest multi-agency government co-location project in New Zealand’s history.
The precinct is made up of three separate buildings: The Justice / Courts Building, Emergency Services Building and a separate carpark. The Justice Building will house 19 courtrooms and associated court and legal functions. The Emergency Services Building will house Police, Corrections and the various emergency services and civil defence agencies. A purpose-built Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) will provide state-of-the-art emergency response capability for local, regional and national incidents.
Two thousand people will work in the 42,000m² building that comprises the entire block.