New Brighton Mall

New Brighton Mall – Christchurch, New Zealand

During the 1960s, New Brighton was Christchurch's only Saturday shopping centre. The proposal to close Seaview Road to traffic was first initiated in 1963, and after town planning, traffic management and parking surveys were carried out in cooperation with the New Brighton District Business Association, the design for the mall by the City Council's Architect's Division was approved in 1974. Construction started in May 1977, and the Mall was officially opened by the Mayor, Sir Hamish Hay, on 25 February 1978. The design features brick ring and railed planters, timber seating, drinking fountains, and a stage with overhead canopies. The…