“If we do nothing, nothing is what we will get.” 

Ken Payne - Clutha Community Hub Charitable Trust

The plans and artists impressions within this section are conceptual only and are based around meeting the space requirements and needs that arose from the significant community feedback and the results of the recent feasibility study. These are included to provide an insight into what the facility could be.


The next stage of the project is to develop detailed designs to refine the interior and exterior look and optimise the efficiency of space.

Initial concept plans of The Clutha Hub include:

  • Utilising the prominent location of the  current Balclutha War Memorial Hall site including:

    • Enhanced and significant additional car parking.

    • Views of the Clutha River and historic Balclutha Bridge, and direct links to the riverbank, walking and cycling trails.

    • Relocation of the Balclutha Cenotaph to a garden area near the bridge. 

    • Landscaping that provides synergy with other community enhancement projects including the Balclutha Bridge entrance upgrade, cycling and walking trail development and streetscaping. 

  • Reconfigurable offices and tenanted spaces

    • Business Hub​ that provides modern, high tech, flexible office and meeting spaces for a range of configurations, long term and short term.  

    • Seminar/function/meeting spaces

    • A range of spaces​ for commercial lease such as possible cafe, and existing tenants - Plunket

    • Modern visitor I-Site

    • Council Service Centre

    • Mini theatre (20-50 pax capacity)

  • 400+ seat capacity multi-use auditorium with:

    • Modern theatre technology​/backstage

    • Flat floor stage

    • Reconfigurable raked seating

    • Access to meeting/function space

    • Access to a commercial kitchen

    • Close approximation to break out spaces.

  • Large atrium with:

    • Dedicated War Memorial ​space

    • Museum display space

    • Central circulation and entrance point

    • Direct link from town to riverbank via a bridge

    • Circulation and seating spaces with access to charging ports and free wifi

    • Modern toilet facilities

    • Commercial Kitchen

  • Sustainable features

    • Energy efficient and environmentally sustainable heating system 


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