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Another supermarket? Boooooooooooooooring !!!

How many will that be between the Hospital and Thorndon? I count 6 New Worlds (Basin, Ghuznee, Chaffers, Willis, Railway & Thordon) and 2 Countdowns (Adelaide Rd & Wakefield).
It may seem boring, but I've read somewhere on this site before that Wellington is actually under-served in terms of supermarkets per capita. And I'm sure we can all agree that having a Countdown near the biggest of those New Worlds you listed is good for our grocery budgets :)
 

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Under-served you reckon? I think Auckland might win that one, at least in the central city. There's only 1 or 2 supermarkets in Aucklands cbd and nothing in the surrounding suburbs of Parnell, Kingsland, Newton or Ponsonby.

Anyway, I just think it's a waste of prime space. I take your point about competition though, Chaffers NW is pretty dam pricey.
 

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Under-served you reckon? I think Auckland might win that one, at least in the central city. There's only 1 or 2 supermarkets in Aucklands cbd and nothing in the surrounding suburbs of Parnell, Kingsland, Newton or Ponsonby.

Anyway, I just think it's a waste of prime space. I take your point about competition though, Chaffers NW is pretty dam pricey.
Yeah, and Auckland being more underserved doesn't negate the need in Wellington, there's not really any connection there. Or maybe we just need more South East Asian Night Markets like tonight! I could quite happily go and buy halo-halo and bbq pork fresh off the bbq a few more nights of the year :)
 

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Another supermarket? Boooooooooooooooring !!!

How many will that be between the Hospital and Thorndon? I count 6 New Worlds (Basin, Ghuznee, Chaffers, Willis, Railway & Thordon) and 2 Countdowns (Adelaide Rd & Wakefield).
You think that's bad. They're building another petrol station near Vivian/Cuba. Because what we really need to improve traffic flow on "SH1" is another place people are leaving and entering traffic.
 

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Waterfront calls for fresh designs - Dom Post 15/03/2013

Waterfront Wellington is calling for developers to come up with new designs for its Kumutoto precinct.

New plans have to comply with a new Wellington City Council design brief.

This includes keeping one site opposite Whitmore St clear to protect view shafts through to the harbour.

The maximum height on site 10, at the northern end of the area, was reduced to 22 metres, while site 9's was lowered to 19m, and 16m at its south end.

New buildings in this area would have a range of uses and could include recreational, retail, commercial, residential and institutional uses. The uses needed to support a safe waterfront and 24-hour activity.

The brief said the character of North Kumutoto included a network of waterfront promenade and lanes connecting back to the CBD.

Any new buildings would have to be sympathetic to the scale of the surrounding heritage buildings including Shed 21 at the northern end, Sheds 11 and 13 at the southern end, the Former Eastbourne Ferry Building and the Harbour Board iron gates and raiilings.

Waterfront Wellington chief executive Ian Pike said requests for proposals had gone out to nine developers.
 

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You think that's bad. They're building another petrol station near Vivian/Cuba. Because what we really need to improve traffic flow on "SH1" is another place people are leaving and entering traffic.
I'd say ripping up the fuel tanks of the old Shell station would have been too much bother, so they turned it into a Z station instead.
 

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Canvas | 307 Willis St

update on previous post

went and got some photos of it.

For a bit of scale. Business on corner seems to be vacating, not sure what's going to happen to the building.


Front cladding is going up, looks like the design is prepainted(?) onto it




Some more "graffiti" on the side
 

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Under-served you reckon? I think Auckland might win that one, at least in the central city. There's only 1 or 2 supermarkets in Aucklands cbd and nothing in the surrounding suburbs of Parnell, Kingsland, Newton or Ponsonby.

Anyway, I just think it's a waste of prime space. I take your point about competition though, Chaffers NW is pretty dam pricey.
I suppose making the supermarket a mixed-use zone, like the New World Metro on Willis or the proposed New World Ghuznee, would reduce the space wastage. As far as I'm aware, Countdown don't have any experience in that field.
 

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^^ Wow that is a shocker !!! Parnell also had a terrible example of a villa that was raped beyond recognition, thankfully that has been replaced by Geyser.
 

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Sofitel on Bolton

Do you guys think we need a new thread for this. Not a new building, but they are adding 5 floors to an existing one.



Five-star hotel planned for Wellington
(13 Dec 2012)

"An estimated $35 million is being spent adding five or six floors to the top of the long-vacant old Enza head office in Bolton St and converting it into a 130-room hotel across the road from the five-star Bolton Hotel. It is scheduled to open in mid-2014."

It looks like the cranes are going up, so construction should start soon

Work closes central city road (26 Mar 2013)
 

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Probaby no need for a new thread. Separate project threads only work if people update them on a regular basis, but this whole Wellington forum is pretty dead so maybe just the occasional update in this thread will be sufficuent.

Just my opinion anyway.
 
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I think that dmanww is our new man on the ground and will provide us with regular updates. You have been doing a great job thus far and the choice is yours.

Hint - it is easier to find photographs and details of a project when it has it's own thread .... it gets lost if you share it with other's ;)
 

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Hint - it is easier to find photographs and details of a project when it has it's own thread .... it gets lost if you share it with other's ;)
That's what I was thinking. I'll probably start a thread once renders come up <-Edit: brain fart

I mean, I'll put up a new thread for the new Countdown when the renders go up. For the hotel, I'll grab some location photos and start a thread towards the end of the weekend.
 

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Another thanks to dmanww - this thread is nowhere nearly as busy as it should be.

Obviously development isn't booming (nor is public transport for example) but there isn't a lot in the way of fluff either - for example the restaurants/retail threads AKL have.

Will the Sofitel be reclad? It's pretty dated and ugly. What's the latest from the Hilton group?
 

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Hey guys, have been browsing this forum for several years now thought it was time to sign up.
Addtional threads could be added for this: http://nouvo.co.nz/#overview showroom has been up by the Basin since November or so, hopefully it goes ahead would be a good addition to that area.

I'll try and get out and take some photos of the major construction projects, Elevate and Overseas terminal haven't had an update in a while.
Cheers
 
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