The balance of Queensgate Shopping Centre in Lower Hutt is set to reopen in three weeks after completion of demolition of part of the car park and the cinema complex.
The centre was closed for inspection after the 7.8-magnitude Kaikoura quake on November 14 and partially reopened 11 days later.
Queensgate's management company, Stride Investment Management Ltd, says the centre will be re-clad and a ground level car park will replace the demolition site.
The reopening is scheduled for April 6 and the company says retailers whose premises remain closed because of the demolition work will be given a firm date to access their stores in the coming week.
Stride Investment Management has previously announced it will rebuild the cinema complex.
It says details will be released when planning and design work has been completed, and the cladding and ground level parking is a medium-term solution.