The Central City South neighbourhood is located between Lichfield, Madras, Moorhouse and Montreal Streets

Atlas Quarter

The South neighbourhood is home to trendy small businesses, cafes and restaurants. The main attractions of Central City are also a short walk away.

The predominantly older industrial area is transitioning to a vibrant living environment; scattered through the small streets of the neighbourhood is a mix of new apartments, townhouses and lifestyle attractions.

The great outdoors

It’s easy to get around using the many laneways to get to Hagley Park, the Ōtākaro-Avon River and Rauora Park. It is also close to the main shopping and dining areas of Central City.

The South Frame runs east to west between St Asaph and Tuam Streets and includes four gathering spaces that may be used for outdoor markets and events, or just as a place to relax. The laneway is also a safe pedestrian and cycling corridor. Green spaces are scattered along the laneway.

Culture and community

A cluster of services on Welles Street is creating a community vibe. Welles Street has a wide range of neighbourhood services including yoga and wellness services, bars and restaurants and speciality food stores – the perfect complement to apartment living.

Businesses along Welles Street have transformed the industrial buildings into creative, vibrant spaces creating a unique identity.

Ao Tawhiti School for years 1 to 13 is located on the corner of St Asaph and Colombo Streets. Christchurch East School is also within walking distance.

Construction will soon commence on the Canterbury Multi Use Arena on the blocks between Tuam, Madras, Hereford and Barbadoes streets (for anticipated completion in 2024). This could be the catalyst for the development of new homes and businesses in the surrounding area.

The SALT District(external link) is located nearby, in the area centred around St Asaph, Lichfield and Tuam Streets and is home to a cluster of small unique businesses.  A short walk away, industrial buildings on Southwark and St Asaph Street are now home to another cluster of trendy businesses and provide space for events and markets.

Local spots

An abundance of food and beverage options are available on Welles, Manchester and St Asaph Streets. A few supermarkets are within walking distance whilst South City Mall provides a number of retail offerings. 

Central City South neighbourhood

Public spaces

Business and community