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Vanguard Square

This new reserve is the first public space in the Innovation Precinct and wider South Frame to open.

These new public areas are not only places to relax but also cater for public events such as markets, food stalls and outdoor dining.  The name Vanguard Square is a reference to the future and those leading the way with new ideas and developments in the Innovation Precinct.

The square sits among several acknowledgments to the area’s past. Nurseryman Lane refers to the nursery that once operated in this area and a series of large recycled wooden pillars from Lyttelton port reflects the industrial history of the area.  Paved with basalt, the surrounding lanes are designed to remind us of the volcanic Port Hills which can be seen from the South Frame.  Sections of the Greenway will reflect Ngāi Tahu’s history of trading and utilising stone through sandblasted images, highly crafted inserts and illuminated pounamu.

5 Poplar Street, Central City

Last updated: 24.04.2018