Design of the new Hornby library, customer services, and recreation and sport centre is about to begin, as we prepare for a late 2022 opening at Kyle Park. Before we start, we're looking for your thoughts on what features we should include.

Project status: Analysis & reporting
Open for feedback: 22nd July 2019 - 12th August 2019
24 Jul 2019


The centre will be a part of the network of facilities available across Christchurch.

We’ll definitely include a multi-purpose lane pool, a learn to swim pool, a toddlers' wet play area, a customer services area and the main library space – but the $35.7 million budget can accommodate other features as well.

That’s where you come in.

We want you to tell us  what other features are most important to you. You only need to give us your top four picks.  We will then use this to help prioritise and make the most of what we can provide.

Pick the four features most important to you, and tell us your thoughts in the comments box.

  Space Possible activities
1 Espresso Bar Gathering and socialising
2 Creative activities room Making and creating using various techniques, education programmes, storytimes, creative play
3 Media rooms  Music and video recording, editing and production
4 Study rooms  Quiet study, reading
5 Computers  Microsoft Office applications, image editing, internet access
6 Video gaming area  Video gaming including virtual reality, table top games
7 Warm water pool  Hydrotherapy, rehabilitation, baby/toddler learn to swim (with parents)
8 Family spa pool  Family relaxation
9 Steam & Sauna rooms  Adult relaxation
10  Fitness centre  Health and fitness activities with machines and weights
11 Group exercise studio  Group based classes such as cardio,  HIIT, Yoga, and Pilates
12 Large multi-purpose room  Large community meetings (50), yoga, tai chi, cultural performances, pre-school play groups, holiday programmes
13 Medium multi-purpose room  Medium community meetings (10)