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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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I reckon a roof top addition to the tower insurance building would look stunning, i like the clash of old and new, they did a good job to hsbc tower down there
flyin_higher said:
Now I fell like im picking on you.

Are you serious though? The HSBC development was voted as one of worst examples of heritage restoration in Wellington by the New Zealand Institute of Architects(NZIA). All the developer did was demolish 90% of the historic building onsite, leaving the front of it as a facade for the parking levels.
I was unaware that this was the case, i havn't seen this building in the flesh but from the pictures it looks like they have refurbished the older part. learning that they demolished 90% of it leaving the facade is disturbing, the developers shouldn't be allowed to get away with shit like this, i thought that a building like that would be protected under historical status or something. I hope this isn't a trend, some developers need to be reined in all they care about is money.
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i wouldn't wana be the construction company to get that contract, looks like a nitemare to build.
it should get through wellington city council pretty easily as they seem to be approving of everything lately
Marky Mark said:
Tauranga would be No 5 now with its Population over taking Dunedin ... next on its list should be Hamilton Sitting at No 4 ! :)
Don't forget Napier-Hastings has a combined pop of 115,000 or something like that anyway i know its higher than Tauranga (109,000) but not for long as everyone knows, Hamilton is a way off though at 150,000 and growing at 2,500-3,000 each year it may take a while for Tauranga to catch although is growing twice as fast with 5,000-6,000 each year.
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