Office or Creative Space – School of Art building  


We’re welcoming expressions of interest to tenant the unique office or creative space in the School of Art building.

Come and work in the heart of the city’s cultural precinct, in the newly-restored and strengthened Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora. High ceilings, wood panelling, ornate windows and skylights combined with modern services make these spaces perfect platforms for creative entrepreneurs.

These unique, light-filled, modern offices on the first floor of the School of Art building have views to either the beautiful South Quadrangle (pictured) or the city’s botanic gardens and Peacock Fountain, and Canterbury Museum.

The space can be configured in a number of ways. The floor area is split into four separate rooms, which can either be leased together, separately, or in various combinations.

The Arts Centre is committed to attracting tenants who will contribute to the site’s vision of creating a hub for creative entrepreneurs in the heart of Christchurch.

The School of Art building has been fully earthquake strengthened and features a full range of modern services.

Proposals will be evaluated by Arts Centre management based on a number of pre-specified criteria, with recommendations then put forward to The Arts Centre Board of Trustees for approval.

For more specific details – click here.

For floor plans – click here. 

Join the community

The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora feature a carefully curated, complementary mix of boutique retail and businesses designed to attract repeat local customers, surrounding workers and tourists.

Nestled amongst key city attractions, it’s within convenient walking distance to many of the new buildings and anchor projects currently under way in Christchurch’s regenerating city centre.

Beauty, form and function

With the restoration of the School of Art building, The Arts Centre offers a one-of-a-kind, high-quality character building.

With stunning heritage features, modern, bright and open spaces, flexible fit-out options and state-of-the-art infrastructure, you’ll find a space unlike anything else in the city.

Escape from the bustle

Step out of your tenancy straight into the beautiful North and South Quadrangles and the Great Hall.

These shared spaces are at the heart of The Arts Centre community, allowing you to mingle with other creative professionals, artists, performers and visitors.

Embrace the buzz

The Arts Centre doesn’t just offer beautiful buildings. It’s a destination that hosts the most exciting events on the Christchurch calendar, including the buskers festival, outdoor cinema, SCAPE Public Art exhibitions and more.

Why watch from afar when you and your business can be nestled right in the heart of the action?

Tenancy Proposal Guide Floor plans

Key features

  • Great natural light
  • Brand new facilities and services including lifts, bathrooms, central heating and fibre internet
  • Central city location nestled among cinemas, hospitality providers, great venues and more
  • Significant heritage building designed by Thomas Cane in the 1870s

Lease info

  • Net Lettable Area: 383m²
  • Number of tenancies: 1 to 4
  • Use of premises: Offices
  • Milestone dates:
    Fit-out access: 2019
    Open to public: 2019


Brad Adlam

Operations Manager

Phone: +64 3 364 9723