Demolition of most of Christchurch's QEII Park Recreation and Sport complex will begin this month and is expected to take about 18 weeks.

A statement from the city council said a contractor would be on site this week, fencing would be erected, items removed and then the demolition would begin.

This preliminary process is expected to take two to three weeks.

In April Christchurch City Council received a Notice of Demolition under Section 38(4) of the CER Act from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera).


Mainzeal Property and Construction Limited was awarded the contract for demolition.

Buildings to be demolished are the main stadium building, the covered stand, the north and south open stands and the athletics track.

At this stage, the 50 metre pool is not being demolished but the council is working to identify whether any additional buildings at the site will be included in the demolition process.

Any further demolition decisions will be made by elected members of council.