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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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What it's meant to look like

pics of the new defence building so far.....

aucklandman said:
How come wellingtons building designs are so boxy?
the beehive ain't boxy is it... yeah i know what you mean, we need some nice rounded buildings... mind if we borrow the skytower for a while?? :cheers:
spotila said:
The new defence building... what's it for?
yeah i don't know aye... I think its a new gym that wellington is getting
Just a few construction pics of the summit apartment building currently being built on Thorndon in Wellington (10 levels... only 6 apartments left out of a total of 23)

And what its meant to look like after its been finished

*astro* said:
The Tower insurance building is up for sale with a value of about 12.5 million.When purchased it may be rufurbished and added to with a height of up to 60m. Hope they do a not so boxy job with this 1
Lol…. u just bet me to a post just like that... well I think that’s a prime location for a taller building, but its a shame about all these historical buildings being knocked down or modernised in some way. As in 20 years or so there will just be new modern buildings and hardly any old historical ones.
New building for wellington... :)

Quote from the Dominion post today….

A Big new office and apartment block is set to tower above Wellington’s Willis St following the demolition of buildings there.

The 27-storey building will be on a site now occupied the buildings at 70-80 Willis St

The building, which will be inside the 95-metre height limit, is being designed by Richard Kay of Peddle Thorp Montgomery.

Clem Griffiths, the owner of the site buildings to be demolished, says the new building “will make the adjacent Majestic Centre look dated”.
It should look quite good too, as Peddle Thorp Montgomery architects have designed several nice modern buildings like Mobil on the park, Parkroyal hotel, The ANZ building and the Trustbank centre in the Wellington CBD… I can’t wait to see a render of it :)

Well yeah I was wondering about the 95m height limit too… thing is that it is near the majestic centre and the State Insurance Tower which are both over that limit… I bet it will be over that limit, and so it should as that is a silly height restriction for that area anyway
lol, I almost crashed my car the other day when I was driving past that building... I think I was staring at it too much... its looking quite nice now :)
was a damn bloody cold weekend in wellington though aye?

yeah the Holiday Inn building is coming along quite nicely :)

yeah its taken ages to get the hilton design on the way
yeah I totally agree with you there astro about the design of the hilton. But I have heard that the design may be changed again. I think something this classy should look a bit more classy
maritime tower

Just thought i would show u's a pic of what the maritime tower is meant to look like when its finished :cheers:

Marky Mark said:
Have you heard or seen anything more about that new large commercial Building opposite the Majestic Tower ?
nope havent heard anything about that one for quite a while now, but I guess it will be taking some time as there needs to be demolition of a building that is currently on the site... I hope it does get going as that area could do with another tall building there :cheers:
Here is an artist’s drawing of a new proposed 14 level building in Wellington

The planned building has been said to be about $100 million to build. And would be Wellington’s biggest building with 47,600 square meters of total floor space (even though its only 14 levels high). Each level would have a floor area of 3400 square meters

The building would have the ground floor for shops, 2 floors for parking and 11 office floors.

The developer of this building (Mark Dunajtschik) will apply to the Wellington City Council for resource consent by the end of this year. And as the building will not exceed the areas 50-meter height limit, this buildings application should be dealt with very quickly
If consents were obtained, construction could start in the first quarter of 2006

The site location is on 1 Featherston Street
flyin_higher said:
Thats right opposite the railway station, looks good, pitty it ain't higher but I spose thats for various reasons (like not blocking the sunlight and stuff).
yeah totally agree with you there about the height... I think they should increase the height restrictions in Wellington a bit more in some areas :cheers:
Rococo Hotel - Approved

Yes it is going to go ahead and get built now :)

Rococo Hotel

Wellington City council has approved a 14 level boutique hotel and apartment complex off Courtenay place, which will stand 16 meters higher than it permitted limit (building will be 43 meters high).

Cost of the hotel is $30 million

Will be located on Alpha street (30 meters from Courtenay place).
It will feature 69 apartments, 47 of them dedicated hotel suites.

They will begin construction early next year and take nearly 2 years to build
Marky Mark said:
Good stuff , have I missed the Renders ? Is it on the Wellington List MTB NZ ? :)
I had a pic of it somewhere, when I find it ill post it up.
Maritime Tower - construction

have a close look at this pic I took today of the Maritime Tower... looks like they have a piece of the glass up

all the cranes have gone now... just a little bit of work on the bottom part of the tower and its all go... yes a very nice looking building indeed :cheers:

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