Ground floor Registry Additions building  


Do not miss this rare opportunity to join the Arts Centre – one of New Zealand’s most iconic and beautiful cluster of heritage buildings – by claiming this hospitality, or retail, tenancy.

Facing onto bustling Market Square and Montreal Street, with beautiful outdoor spaces, the ground floor tenancies of the Registry Additions building have been designed to showcase the very best of independent hospitality, retail, and artisan food operators, which include Zen Sushi and the Curator’s Deli. With Rollickin Gelato, Fudge Cottage and the Rolling Om located directly opposite, each operator has been hand-selected for their ingenuity, quality and personality in order to attract repeat local customers, surrounding workers and visitors.

Market Square is a bustling lunchtime and weekend destination for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the CBD and relax in our beautiful, leafy, heritage surroundings.

The tenancy consists of 101m2 of ground floor space, offering flexibility in terms of fit-out options. It will be presented in base build condition – commercial grade flooring, three phase power, hand basins, and lighting –  ready for you to add your own fit out and make your mark. Available now.

Rental by negotiation – call or email to discuss further.

Step out of your tenancy to enjoy the nearby Boys’ High building full of independent retailers – which include Absolution, Frances Nation and Pepa Stationery – the Gymnasium, Canopy, Quads, street facing terraces, and art installations by SCAPE Public Art are all in close proximity and make up the Arts Centre’s many and varied public spaces.

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

If the Arts Centre sounds like a fit for you and your business – be it existing or emerging – we would love to hear from you!

For floor plan – click here.


Join the community

The Arts Centre 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 Girls’ High/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, Market Square, Gymnasium Canopy and street-facing terraces.

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, the Christchurch Arts Festival and other one-off concerts.

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

  • Ground floor space
  • Opens to bustling market square

Lease info

  • Net Lettable Area: 101m²
  • Number of tenancies: 1
  • Use of premises: hospitality or retail
  • Milestone dates:
    Fit-out access: Available now
    Open to public: Available now


Louise Sutherland

Arts Centre Leasing Manager

Phone: 022 364 1507