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For those many projects across the city that might be too small for their own thread. In fact are likely too small to clog up the general news thread as well but still deserve some recognition.

From 3 level office blocks, high density low rise housing developments to big box retail and everything in between, Any news or photos you have, post it here. (And thanks to Gazman for the prompt).
 

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There is a new Town House development being built in Newtown, Mansfield St and an entrance of Princess St, total of 34 Town Houses, they were sold of the plans by Tommys.
 

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Barkers Menswear will open a new flagship store in the 184sqm space on the Cuba/Dixon St corner.

The site has a long retail history and has been associated with some of Wellington's most prominent retailing names since 1875 when it was home to James Smith's original drapery business.

The site has changed hands and shape several times — to the estate of Robert Hannah (Hannah's shoes) in 1927 when it became a forerunner to the modern mall.

In 1951 it was sold to Woolworths, then in 1979 to LD Nathans who had both a supermarket and general merchandising arm. The merchandising side of the business was later renamed DEKA.

Contractors LT McGuinness have preserved the two-storey heritage facade. It will be replaced in its original form, structurally strengthened, as a feature of the new 130 per cent national building standards (NBS) six-storey building.

Willis Bond & Co managing director Mark McGuinness said Cuba Quarter was an an "immensely popular"shopping and entertainment destination and there continued to be strong interest in the site with a number of national and international brands making enquiries about the four remaining units.

"This site has had a proud place in Wellington's inner city retailing history and it is set to once more play an integral role in adding to the energy, colour and vibrancy of the Cuba Street Precinct."


continued here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/74997036/barkers-menswear-for-wellington-cuba-st-development
 

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The Architecture and Design School is receiving a two story extension (Wigan Street Side). Crane is up and first floor structure is well under way. I believe it will just match the existing building below. Sorry no photos.
 

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Meanwhile, those apartments on the corner of Abel Smith and Victoria Sts are springing up under the radar...

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Interesting, given that it looks like many more than 12 apartments in that image..

Looks like they want to develop both the Home street site and the lot behind that currently has the "immigrant's son" coffee place on Elizabeth street...

6 stories there is fine, its two doors back from Quinovic House which will still tower over this development...
 

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Interesting, given that it looks like many more than 12 apartments in that image..

Looks like they want to develop both the Home street site and the lot behind that currently has the "immigrant's son" coffee place on Elizabeth street...

6 stories there is fine, its two doors back from Quinovic House which will still tower over this development...
I could be wrong but isn't the site the carpark beside it?
 

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Recently completed building on Able Smith. Looks a lot better then the new "po-mo" disaster on the other side.

images from Archaus







 

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The Australian skincare company, Aesop, is to open in Wellington. Their company is extremely design focussed and they are famous for their shop fit-outs which often use conceptual artists and big name architects and many are quite avant-garde (one of their stores in Melbourne is made out of cardboard boxes). They have quite a lot of stores around the world as well as one in Auckland (Newmarket) and now it's Wellington's turn (it's sold in David Jones already). I didn't know about this one, just happened to be walking past tonight - and it looks great. It's on the corner of Featherston and Brandon Streets, in Change House.



 

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Nice spot! Aesop is a great addition - fantastic products and design. Good to have more global/luxury brand stores.
 
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