L) Albion Square

Albion Square is a significant part of Lyttelton's post-earthquake history. 

Originally the site of the historic Albion Hotel, the hotel was damaged during the 2010-11 earthquakes along with many other historic sites in the township. 

Albion Square developed as a project between the Christchurch City Council, the Lyttelton community, and landscape architects Boffa Miskell and was officially opened in 2014.

It was recognised that the township needed a modern, civic, community space that could serve multiple uses.

The square hosts a stage, seating area, play equipment, and green space.   

Albion Square is also now home to the town's war memorial or cenotaph, this was relocated to the square from Simeon Quay after the earthquakes. 

 

L) Albion Square

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