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This has been lurking for a while since Stratum's blocks on Victoria street sold well.

But Arrow have put up some more info on their website recently, so it looks like its all go...
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Resource Consent Issued has been issued for the 111 Dixon Street Apartments

Arrow’s Wellington team have got off to a great start to the year with Wellington City Council granting consent for a new 20-storey apartment building on Dixon Street.

The tower contains 114 dual-key apartments and six commercial units that will be serviced by six lifts across three lift cores. It will have a reinforced concrete structure, which was recommended by Sylvester Clark engineers as the best structural solution for this building post the 14 November Kaikoura earthquake.

The development team including Archaus Architects secured a 35% height bonus via councils design excellence rules.

In line with Arrow’s continued focus on modular construction all 228 bathrooms will be manufactured off-site to reduce construction time, waste, defects and better health and safety due to less people being on site. Prefabricated bathrooms that include the plumbing and services can be made offsite and craned into place.

“You just peel away a plastic protector, plug it into your services and you have a bathroom installed” says Andrew McKenzie, General Manager – Development Modular Construction.

The project is a joint venture between Arrow, Vicinity and a private family trust. $36 million worth of pre-sales have been secured since the apartments went on the market in October 2016. Demolition on the existing building will begin in February and full construction is planned to start in late June. In addition to being an investor in the development Arrow is also the development manager and design and build contractor.

Arrow has recently completed over $300 million worth of residential apartments, hotels and serviced apartments. During this time we identified a number of ways to improve our design and construction capability via the use of leading edge systems and technology. We are now putting significant focus on modular construction solutions, materials and technologies that are new to the New Zealand market, but in common use in Australia, UK, Europe and the USA.

“We see technology combined with our up-front expertise in residential building adding tangible value to the way new projects are built” says Mark Hopwood, CEO.

To gain the maximum benefit from our modular construction supply chain and systems, the design build process needs to focus towards modular systems at the earliest possible stage. We can assess the most effective construction methodology which may well be a combination of conventional and modular components.
https://arrowinternational.co.nz/20-level-apartment-building-gets-go-ahead-in-wellington/

 

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That's awesome! Good to see the whole Victoria Street corridor is developing quite nicely. It'll be quite a different place in about 5 years.
Well at least the council will see a fairly good increase in the rates take from the area to pay back the millions that got spent upgrading the
infrastructure(both above and below ground) a few years ago....
 

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The Scandinavian furniture shop on the ground floor has just had its end-of-lease sale. If you're into that sort of thing, there are plenty of other outlets for it.
 

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What we really need to see now are the plans the council has for Feltex lane,

I mean it will have 5 (or 3 depending on how you count) large apartment buildings nearby, +a number of smaller residential conversions....

The council has spent millions improving Victoria st, so surely it can find some money to continue the theme and turn Feltex ln into a shared space,......

Making it one direction would be a start.....
 

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I mean it will have 5 (or 3 depending on how you count) large apartment buildings nearby, +a number of smaller residential conversions....
Plus it'll have the Willis and Bond apartments behind farmers (not sure if you included that). Also, there's that large empty lot further up on the corner of Vivian and Victoria Streets which I think is owned by Stratum, I guess they have plans for that, does anyone know?
 

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While not particularly attractive at street level, and particularly not the lane (check out the ambiance the woman with a pink top is admiring), this is a cool development for the site and I love the fact they're in the middle of a block yet have managed to find a way to have that huge wall of windows. My only question: is the other side the same? The renders conspicuously only ever show one side of the building although we can see a couple of balconies jutting out from the other Side. Other than those, it's not a big wall of tilt-slab is it...?!
 

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My only question: is the other side the same? The renders conspicuously only ever show one side of the building although we can see a couple of balconies jutting out from the other Side. Other than those, it's not a big wall of tilt-slab is it...?!
What side are you meaning? If it's the side facing Victoria Street, then that's definitely got windows and is just the same as the other side (facing Willis).

Here's a render of the view from Victoria Street:



So I think it's fair to say it doesn't have a blank wall on any side.
 

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Also, there's that large empty lot further up on the corner of Vivian and Victoria Streets which I think is owned by Stratum
If you are talking about the site that is used as the vege market in the weekends, its not owned by Stratum,

Its owned by "beta investments" which is owned by the developer of the cApital gateway complex by the railway station,
 

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If you are talking about the site that is used as the vege market in the weekends, its not owned by Stratum,

Its owned by "beta investments" which is owned by the developer of the cApital gateway complex by the railway station,
Yeah I was meaning that site, not sure about that other developer they don't seem very active. Hopefully something happens with the site at some point in the near future.
 
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