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This has been a huge development in the centre of Wellington, but for some reason was never given its own thread. It is now complete, and has been for several months. The development consists of three parts: the strengthening and expansion of the old Dominion Post offices, the strengthening and refurbishment of the old Evening Post printing halls, and the creation of a lane connecting the two buildings to Willis street with an upmarket food hall at the bottom of the old printing hall.

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This has been a huge development in the centre of Wellington, but for some reason was never given its own thread. It is now complete, and has been for several months. The development consists of three parts: the strengthening and expansion of the old Dominion Post offices, the strengthening and refurbishment of the old Evening Post printing halls, and the creation of a lane connecting the two buildings to Willis street with an upmarket food hall at the bottom of the old printing hall.
I'm not quite prepared to call this project complete, there still appears to be work continuing on the old Dominion building towards the uphill side of Boulcott street,

Also we were promised a pedestrian connection between Boulcott and Willis that we have yet to see opened...

http://www.mckeefehl.co.nz/category/78-willis-st/
Creating a pedestrian connection between Willis Street, Boulcott Street and these properties will create a unique and dynamic space for busy Wellingtonians to retreat to
 

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Also the very deserving winner of the Property Industry Awards' supreme award: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK18...koukou-takes-out-property-industry-awards.htm


Awards judges credited the project team, saying the significant redevelopment, refurbishment and addition of a new office structure on top of the existing Dominion Post newspaper complex has rejuvenated what was a largely vacant and obsolete collection of buildings.
Not only does the building’s superior structural resilience ensure Transpower uninterrupted operations in the event of an earthquake, the project team have transformed the property into a modern, seismically-upgraded office environment.
A ground to roof central atrium with connecting bridges between the north and south buildings and generous internal stairwell creates a unique social environment. While a Melbourne-style laneway offers a variety of culinary opportunities, enhances user satisfaction and provides dual access to both Willis and Boulcott Streets.
The judges believe this project successfully integrates multiple challenges, delivering a thoughtful design, quality execution and anchored with a long-term lease to a recognised tenant, and resulting in a high-quality investment asset.

Well done to those involved, I'm looking forward to checking it out next time I'm in Welly!
 
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