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The Trafalgar Centre is the largest indoor multi-purpose events centre in the Nelson / Tasman Region. Built in the early 1970s as a sports stadium, the Centre also hosts major cultural and entertainment events and exhibitions. As well as the main stadium, it features the Victory Room, a popular venue for smaller events.
The Trafalgar Centre re-opened in February 2009 after undergoing a major $7m upgrade.
7 Paru Paru Rd
Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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For a list of events taking place at the Trafalgar Centre, visit the region's events online database, www.itson.co.nz.
Council is moving ahead with the plans to upgrade the Northern End of the Trafalgar Centre. It has adopted in principle the draft concept plans prepared by Arthouse Architecture for that end of the building.
Staff have been instructed to carry out a further round of consultation with the groups who currently use the Trafalgar Centre and with the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce before preparing detailed plans.
The revised plans for the multi use events centre will then be reported back to the Council, along with cost estimates.
The proposed upgrade includes the replacement of the kitchen and toilets, a more accessible entrance, an upgrade of the foyer and office, tiered seating to the north end of the stadium and exhibition/convention space.
In the past few years, essential upgrades for fire safety and seating have brought the Centre closer to being a truly multi-purpose venue.
Maintenance requirements and upgrade options were determined via extensive stakeholder consultation and through a comprehensive asset inspection. Based on the outcome of this process, a 10-year Maintenance Programme has been developed and a number of upgrade options have been prepared.
The current upgrade on the 35 year old facility started in late 2007 with conservation and sustainability measures built into the extensions. The improvements to the southern end of the building as well as internal alterations have given new functionality to the facility.
Internal improvements to the existing building include:
The southern extension also gives the Trafalgar Centre:
The upgrade has taken into account the latest methods of sustainability and incorporated a number of environmental considerations, including: