230 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch.

Listed as a Group 2 heritage item with national or regional importance in the Christchurch Replacement District Plan, and by Heritage New Zealand as a Category 2 Historic Place, the Thomas Edmonds Pavilion sits to the east of the Thomas Edmonds Band Rotunda in a beautiful heritage setting alongside the Avon River.

Pre-earthquake photographs of the Thomas Edmonds Pavilion

Thomas Edmonds Pavilion

Contact us

Visit www.gets.govt.nz(external link) to find out more, ask a question, or express an interest in the Thomas Edmonds Pavilion.

GETS is the Council’s electronic tender portal where you will be prompted to register as a supplier. The GETS RFx ID for this building is 19443454.

The closing date for submitting expressions of interest in this building is midday 3 April 2018.


Thomas Edmonds was a prominent and successful Christchurch businessman in the first half of the 20th century. His company became known across New Zealand for producing the famous Edmonds baking powder.

In 1928, to commemorate 50 years in Christchurch, Thomas Edmonds offered to finance a scheme of riverbank improvement to be called Poplar Crescent. The key feature of the scheme was a striking faceted copper-domed band rotunda and associated landscape, including the pavilion beside Cambridge Terrace next to the Manchester Street Bridge. 

The Edmonds Bands Pavilion was completed in 1929 and used to house the brass band equipment. It has a single level architectural form and internal floor space of approximately 40m2.

Earthquake damage

The pavilion was badly damaged in the 2010/11 Canterbury Earthquakes, but is currently being strengthened and repaired by Christchurch City Council with construction completion expected in March 2018.

Further information

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