Christchurch rebuild opportunities for UK companies


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This presentation supported a webinar held by UK Trade & Investment New Zealand in December 2013, to outline the opportunities for UK companies in the rebuild of Christchurch city, following 2 destructive earthquakes.
The webinar and presentation also provide information on the current situation, the main organisations involved in the rebuild and how UKTI can help UK companies enter the market.
A recording of the webinar is available by contacting either of the presenters.

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Christchurch rebuild opportunities for UK companies

  1. 1. Christchurch Rebuild: An invitation for UK expertise, capability and capacity 5 December 2013
  2. 2. 3 Introduction Presented by This webinar will address the 3 key elements to gaining business in Christchurch. ─ Opportunities that Exist ─ What will be built and when ─ How we can help Seaver Izatt Trade Development Manager UK Trade & Investment High Commission, Wellington Tel: +64 4 924-2834 Hamish Jenkin Trade Development Officer UK Trade & Investment British Consulate-General, Auckland Tel: +64 9 303-5014
  3. 3. 4 01 Opportunities that exist
  4. 4. 5 Christchurch – The Facts • 2 Major Earthquakes and 1000’s of aftershocks • Area affected: 608 hectares including park • 100000 homes damaged or destroyed • 60% of businesses in City displaced • 1200 buildings demolished in CBD • 500 kms damage to water & wastewater systems • Damaged: 209 schools, 8 police stations, 9000 hospital rooms • Severe disruption and damage to road, rail, communications, water, energy and social infrastructure • Time to rebuild: 10-15 years
  5. 5. 6 Christchurch infrastructure opportunities 3 years after the first major earthquake the major opportunities are still available to the market – why? • Protracted insurance process due to aftershocks • Land acquisition process by central government • Procurement model delay - only preliminary project tenders have gone to market Image Credit: Chris Ryan, OJO Images, Getty Images
  6. 6. 7 Who is managing the rebuild? Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Gerry Brownlee Christchurch City Council Mayor Lianne Dalziel Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) Manages horizontal infrastructure Minister for Economic Development Steven Joyce Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) Manages CBD development Minister of Finance Bill English Treasury
  7. 7. 8 Key local private sector players ─ 4 key construction firms: ─ Fletcher Building ─ Hawkins Construction ─ Arrow International ─ Naylor Love ─ Design companies ─ Engineering Consultants
  8. 8. 9 02 What will be built and when
  9. 9. 10 Christchurch Anchor Projects A City that Remembers and Welcomes 1. The Earthquake Memorial A City that Remembers and Welcomes 2. Te Puna Ahurea Cultural Centre A Green City 3. The Frame A Green City 4. Te Papa Ōtākaro / Avon River Precinct A Green City 5. The Square A Prosperous City 6. Retail Precinct A Prosperous City 7. Convention Centre Precinct A Prosperous City 8. Health Precinct A Prosperous City 9. Justice and Emergency Services Precinct A Prosperous City 10. Innovation Precinct A Vibrant City 11. Performing Arts Precinct A Vibrant City 12. Central Library A Vibrant City 13. Residential Demonstration Project A Vibrant City 14. Metro Sports Facility A Vibrant City 15. Stadium A Vibrant City 16. Cricket Oval An Accessible City 17. Bus Interchange Source: Christchurch Central Development Unit
  10. 10. Horizon Scan Next 6-12 months Avon River Precinct construction Bus Interchange design and early construction works Central Library construction Justice and Emergency Services Precinct early construction works Retail Precinct construction Health Precinct phase 1 early construction works Performing Arts Precinct construction South and East Frame construction Convention Centre design
  11. 11. Horizon Scan 12 months + Innovation Precinct first stage construction Health Precinct main construction work Convention Centre early construction works The Square construction Residential Demonstration Project construction Earthquake Memorial construction Metro Sports Facility construction
  12. 12. Path to Market Why you need to be on the ground? • Parochial mentality • Capacity stretched nationally • Cost inflation • Reality that rebuild can’t be 100% NZ built • Push for international engagement ─ Expertise ─ Capability ─ Capacity • Expectation of partnering with local NZ firm on the ground
  13. 13. 14 03 How can we help?
  14. 14. Visit the Market Access to: • Senior members of local and national government (CERA, CCDU, CCC, MBIE) • Meetings with key influencers in Christchurch (CECC, ICN, NZTE, CDC) • Tour of the city’s CBD • Meetings with private sector companies
  15. 15. UKTI Services • Report on current picture of Christchurch infrastructure rebuild •Bespoke market research into the New Zealand market •Competitor identification •Route to market identification •Partner identification (distributor/agent/partner) •Buyer identification (end user) •Meeting visit plans •Event management and hosting •Event venue opportunities •Media promotion
  16. 16. 17 Questions to ask before entering the market • Are you planning to come to Christchurch (or NZ)? • What scale of opportunity are you seeking? • How would you like the work to be shaped or categorised? • How would you resource entry into the market? - Using existing local resources - Bringing in resources from overseas - Combination of the two • Could we scale opportunities across NZ? • What are the barriers to entry in NZ? • Key issues in overcoming these barriers?
  17. 17. 18 Seaver Izatt Trade Development Manager +64 (0)4 924 2834 Hamish Jenkin Trade Development Officer +64 (0)9 303 5014
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