Gloucester Street - trial road layout changes


We’re trialling temporary changes to make Gloucester Street more people-friendly and inviting.


The street changes are being made to make Gloucester Street a more welcoming and safe space for theatre goers and visitors to the area under a trial to gather feedback on how people interact with the street.


Gloucester Street, Christchurch Central City between Colombo Street and Manchester Street.


12 November 2023 to 10 December 2023, Monday to Friday, Saturday (if required), 6am to 7pm with some nights/evening works (weather/site condition dependent).


The contractor working on behalf of Christchurch City Council is HEB Construction and Spray Marks. For General, Work Specific or After Hours enquiries, phone CCC Contact centre 03 941 8999 or HEB 03 313 7601.


  • The trial is supported by the Streets for People programme, an initiative 90 percent funded by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency that aims to make it easier and faster to create safer, healthier
    and more people-friendly streets.
  • Gloucester Street is home to the city’s Performing Arts Precinct, and connects to the bustling New Regent Street, Tūranga, Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, Whiti-reia Cathedral Square, and will become home for the new Court Theatre when it opens in May next year.
  • The trial approach uses low-cost, temporary materials to help people reimagine what the area could look like before anything permanent is developed.
  • We want to hear what people think about the changes and encourage people to provide feedback during the trial. You can share your feedback to
  • During the trial we will be monitoring traffic and how people move through and use the area. This helps us see what works and what doesn’t and we can quickly make changes based on feedback.
  • To help people move around and use the street more safely speed lowered to 10km/h.
  • In the event of unsuitable weather, works will be rescheduled.
  • On street parking will be mostly unavailable while we install the trial materials but we will try and minimise parks taken for traffic management.
  • We will be changing the road layout and installing materials for around 4 weeks. Materials will be installed by HEB & Subcontractors. Gloucester Street will be closed for up to 2 days total from 6pm until 6 am with in these date ranges 12/11/2023 – 10/12/2023 while road markings are applied. Following installation of the materials, the trial will be in place from December onwards.
  • Gloucester Street, between Manchester and Colombo Streets We’ll be installing new road markings, seating, planters and artwork, and creating more space for people to move around safely. While we do this work, traffic management will be in place.

Please advise as soon as possible if you have any specific requirements for property access during the time we install the materials in the street, including medical visits, large vehicle deliveries/moving, or other planned work on your property.