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WELLINGTON: City Development (Part 1)

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Covering all new developments/ and projects under construction in the Capital City of Wellington. Will update when needed.

Bolton Apartments, 20 levels.

Status- nearing completion externally

Museum Apartments, 10 levels

Status- under construction

Holiday Inn Hotel-Apartment Tower, 14 levels

Status- approved. I was in Wellington a week or so ago, and walked past the site, there was a large billboard up advertising the project, so all looks set to go.

There is a proposed 12 level mulit-use tower opposite the Duxton Hotel on Jervois Quay corner, subject to a resource consent.

There are 2 new Government Ministry buildings, one under construction for the Ministry for the Environment (10 levels), and one about to be built for the Ministry of Defence, 10 levels also.
Both are in the Thorndon area, adjacent to the CBD/Parliament.

Also, the Wellington City Council has recently taken in development proposals for a sizeable site in the CBD, known as "Chews Lane", which has variying height restrrictions, but can go up to 90m on one part. Nothing has yet been decided, but it will contain a mix of retail. apartments and office.

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Be good to see some more cranes over Wellington!

Wellington must be in my top 5 cities in the world , has atmosphere like no other , be good to see some more action there. :cheers1:
Lower Hutt

From what I hear there is also a bit of a mini skyline over Lower Hutt way as well which would be good to see :)

Stunning ! will add even more to an already beautiful Skyline , 20 x more exciting than the new Air New Zealand Building .


Can anyone tell me what that building is , first Tall from the left ? that one must be sort of new.
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Thanks atkinson1 !

There has been a few new buildings spring up since I lived there ,and looks like alot more to come .

God I had some good times in that city ,some that spring to mind .

1] Best mate steven geting bashed over the head with a beer bottle by a big Maori drag Queen !
2]Being interviewed about nightlife in Wellingtons infamous Hole in the Wall nightclub when we weren't able to put three words together , I'm afraid it was put on tele.
3]At the same Club not that I used to go there alot meeting this person who was Prince Edwards bed partner for a while at Wanganui college or wherever he went and it was n't the Female variety either !
4]Untold parties at Goverment House [held by staff ] when the general was away,He would of choked on his Tea and Scones if he new what went on ther when he was away;best memory was pulling up to the secruity gate in my bright red cortina GT that had Mags on it that fat that she would rub like crazy on the Guards on the slightest of corners , but anyway we did her up complete with nz flags on top of front guards , when youre half wasted driving up such a formal property we just lost it -you would have to have been there.
5] best mate again Vomiting while riding a mechanical bucking Horse at a Ansett xmas do -wasn't a pretty site !
I had better stopor i'll rave on for ever,I have to get to work anyway .
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Atkinson 1 .

Can you tell me what that building is sort of in the Middle ,, pretty tall with the brownie reflective Glass , thats another one I did n't know exsisted .

Ta Marky Mark . :cheers:

Might be HSBC Tower going by culls List ?
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Thanks Flying Higher !

Thanks Flying Higher ,can't believe how many new buildings have kneaked over recent years , thought Wellington had gone stagnent as far as new Highrise developments go ! Thanks to you and Atkinson for your TGA comments as well ,will be looking out for these new photos from ya Trip ! :cheers:
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Great Photos Atkinson 1.

Can't beat Wellington on a fine Day , Four Media subjects stick in my mind from my time in Wellington .

1] If there was a major earthquake best place to be along Lampton Quay is inside a building as you would be shredded with falling Glass ,the street would end up with a 2 metre high pile of glass !

2] The Museum Hotel being rolled approx 120 metres down the road to its present location .

3]The City council placing rope inbetween parking meters for pedestrians to hang onto during windy storms .

4] Maori Legend predicts a major earthquake in Wellington where the huge claws of a Maori God [or something like that] rise out of the Harbour ,many believe the old railway tracks thrown into the harbour years ago will be those claws .

Sorry its not really an official Wellington project ,but interesting Goss :)
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Welcome Moxpearl !

It must be Xmas a new member for Wellington ,Yea!
How True !

BruceAlmighty said:
I think Wellington destroyed as many of its historic buildings as Auckland. However Wellington CBD retained its function as a major retail and cultural district with a strong population base in the central city whereas Auckland disembowed its-self and became a dinosour skelleton.
How true Bruce Almighty , many Wellington Buildings were demolished in the eighties after the new earthquake building codes were introduced in 1976 ,new codes are now been reviewed which could see other buildings either demolished or re-engineered and re-built . :)
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Is this new !

I was doing a bit of a search and found this Website showing stage three of the Terrace Height Apartments , . now for sale . :bash:
Is this old news or new ?
What about this one Flying Higher ?

Watermark Apartments . :)

Re-developed Old Market Building - I bought a Virus shirt There .
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This Wed site is advertising Stage Three so could be new Captain P

Capt P said:
The terrace heights apartments are newish. The building was originally an office building with about 10 levels. The building was completely gutted and six more floors added on top, so it is now 16 levels. Should probably be on I think it was completed last year???

A building called the cube is also being developed. It is student accomodation and I think it is 10 levels also.

The Chews Lane precinct was sold on 17th September by WCC to a developer for $12.5m. It will contain a new office building (up to 90 meters tall - here's hoping) and an apartment/retail building (approx 60 metres I undertand).

The bolton apartment building is now called the Bolton Hotel -

MOD building is underway (10 levels), also ministry for the environment building (10 levels)

10 level apartment building called century City i think this is under construction Moxpearl maybe able to answer this.

24 level apartment/retail proposal at 70-80 Willis Street - This identified on in October last year - It said then that construction wouldn't start for two years. It could be up to 95 metres

There are also some proposal for many more apartment buildings
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atkinson1 said:
He could have just made that one up lol. What sort of virus shirt was it? SARS?
Your so Cheeky Tom Boy ! LOL

Virus was a clothing label oringinating I think in Wellington and they ended up having stores in Karangahape Rd Auckland and Chapel st Melbourne ,not sure whether they still operate as the only info I can find is that some examples are on display at the Auckland Museum ,Textile section ,clothes were noted for their bizzare and surreal imagery, better hold on to the shirt of mine ! my other favorite shirt bought from those Markets was a Hand painted Spider Man shirt which was unreal ,but I gave that one away to a good Mate after a dance party at the docklands . :)
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Does any one know about this one ?

I can't work out from the web site if this is new ? someone local might know . :)

EDIT: flyin_higher (your link wasn't working:) )
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Thanks Flying Higher !

My Home computer had a spastic and died while I was trying to fix it , Ya know the feeling lost in Limbo ! :)
Atruim Towers .

Found this sketch of the internal Atruim from the Da Da Dahhhh Atruim Towers , which I guess we already Know about , Good idea for those wonderful Wellington Winter Days !

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Holiday Inn Render .

:) Just a reminder of how she will look ! :)

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Where have all.....

our Wellington Members Gone ? I'm sure we had a few like Mox Pearl etc anyways found this Apartment refurb , like the scaffolding ! :)

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Trinity Apartments...

have been spoken about before , don't know if a render has been shown though ! :)

Oriental Bay , apartments :)

City Lodge Apartments .

Musuem Apartments

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The Argus ...

Should be under Construction ? Flying Higher or someone will have to make a Trip at some stage to see what is going on down there . :)
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