Westfield Riccarton

Orientation & Geography

Oceania, New Zealand, Christchurch City

Westfield Riccarton, formerly Riccarton Mall, is a large retail complex in Christchurch, New Zealand. It's located at 129 Riccarton Road, 3 km (1.8 mi) from the city's CBD. In 2003 Westfield began a $90 million NZD redevelopment of the shopping centre which was completed in 2005. A strong focus of the redevelopment was a leisure component, with the introduction of the 6 screens Hoyts Cinema multiplex - which features the second largest projection screen in New Zealand. In addition to the cinemas, a restaurant and cafe area was constructed focused on the Rotherham Street end of the mall. On 28 May, 2009, the mall opened phase one of a new $75m expansion. The new redevelopment included 40 new retailers, a new café court precinct and an additional cinema screen was added to the existing Hoyts Cinema Complex. The first stage of development, a new four level car park building with space for 400 cars, was completed in January 2009. The expansion increased the size of the mall to approximately 54,000 sqm. It is now New Zealand's third largest mall by retail space.