Aside from the financial upheaval in the construction division of Fletcher Building Ltd, subsidiary company The Fletcher Construction Co Ltd told SkyCity Entertainment Group Ltd last Thursday that completion of its NZ international convention centre would be delayed.
When work on site, between Hobson & Nelson Sts, began in February 2016, the total project cost of the convention centre plus associated hotel, laneway & extra carparks was $700 million, with an opening date in 2019.
SkyCity said on Thursday an updated programme of works was still being reviewed, but it currently indicated practical completion for both the convention centre and the Hobson St hotel around the middle of 2019.
SkyCity said it remained comfortable with the contractual arrangements with Fletcher Construction and the project remained on-budget. It said the slight delay wouldn’t impact on any of the convention centre’s confirmed bookings.
Attribution: Company release.