Christchurch Convention Centre 

KME Services NZ have been engaged by CPB Contractors for the design and construct electrical services for the new $240 million Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre.

On completion, the Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre is expected to host up to 2,000 delegates for a variety of national and international events. Construction works include delivery of a 1,400-delegate auditorium; 3,600m2 exhibition hall; and 1,600m2 in meeting rooms, as well as associated food, beverage and retail amenities.

Included within the electrical contract KME are responsible for the following:

-Electrical Supply and LV reticulation including emergency power generation.

-UPS System

-General and emergency lighting 

-Feature Lighting

-Lighting control 

-Interfaces with IBAM System 

-General Power

-Lighting Protection System

-Seismic restraints


The main challenges for KME Services on this project will be reticulation of sub mains to avoid the crossing of seismic joints, the integration with production lighting control and the IBAMS system, the large amount of integrated feature lighting and complex lighting control system.



Construction has commenced and complete by early 2020.

Please visit the Otakaro web site at the below link for further information and view the live feed of the construction site

Christchurch Hospital Acute Services Building

KME Services NZ has been awarded the Electrical contract for the CDHB ASB to be delivered by CPB Contractors.

The Acute Services Building is the largest government project in the Canterbury rebuild.

The building will be 62,000 square metres in size and is being constructed to Importance Level 4 (IL4), ensuring it will be a safe environment for staff, patients, and visitors. CPB (formerly Leighton Contractors) has been selected to build the new Acute Services Building following a full tender process.

The $445 million building is scheduled to open in 2018.


Once complete it will house:

  • 12 new operating theatres and procedure rooms
  • an expanded intensive care unit
  • state-of-the-art radiology department
  • acute medical assessment
  • an expanded emergency department
  • a rooftop helipad

The new theatres will allow the Canterbury DHB to perform an additional 6,000 surgeries a year and inpatient ward blocks over six floors will provide approximately 400 beds, including purpose-designed spaces for children.