SkyscraperCity Forum banner

WELLINGTON: City Development (Part 1)

62756 Views 528 Replies 41 Participants Last post by  flyin_higher
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.

See less See more
21 - 40 of 529 Posts
More glass= class
That's the spirit bro.

Can anyone tell me what that building is , first Tall from the left ? that one must be sort of new.
If I remember correctly that one is 'Mobil on Park' - Mobil being the company (a chain of Service Stations), and Park being the name of the Street. It's near the Beehive.
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 .
See less See more
Lol sounds like some funny stuff went on. Nice pic too.
thanks flying .will update asap
heres the list ive put on over the past couple of years.
theres only 35 listed, i know theres more.

1. Majestic Centre 116 m 29 1991
2. State Insurance Tower 103 m 27 1983
3. HSBC Tower 94 m 25 2003
4. Bowen House 90 m 22 1991
5. Mobil on The Park 90 m 25 1998
6. IBM Centre 88 m 26 1998
7. Copthorne Plimmer Towers 84 m 25 1975
8. 125 The Terrace 77 m 21 1986
9. Customhouse Quay 70 m 18 2005
10. ANZ Bank Building 70 m 18 1983
11. Westpac Building 70 m 18 1978
12. PriceWaterhouseCoopers Tow.. 65 m 19 1988
13. Novell House 65 m 17 1975
14. Bolton Apartments 60 m 20 2004
15. No. 1 The Terrace 60 m 17 1978
16. Two Hunter Street 60 m 16 1991
17. City Tower 60 m 16 1991
18. Stafford House 55 m 14 1977
19. Holiday Inn Hotel 1 50 m 16 2005
20. Mercer Tower 50 m 15 1989
21. Telecom Tower 50 m 14 1988
22. Castrol House 50 m 14 1987
23. Westpac Trust Investment H.. 50 m 14 1982
24. Argus 45 m 15 2005
25. EDS House 45 m 14 1988
26. Paxus House 45 m 14 1980
27. Microsoft House 45 m 14 1975
28. BP House 45 m 12 1968
29. Tourism & Travel House 40 m 13 1970
30. 38 Waring Taylor 40 m 13 1965
31. The Summit 40 m 12 2005
32. Clayton Ford House 40 m 12 1995
33. Public Trust Building 40 m 12 1989
34. Ministry of Economic Devel.. 40 m 12 1989
35. Shell House 40 m 12 1960
See less See more
I know this is only a pic, not an official project but I stumbled across it and thought I might as well post it bigger. Why the banana not?

EDIT Images Removed
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 ?
Hey Marky Mark, just in case Atkinson1 hasn't seen this post yet, I can let you know what it is.
The building is the HP Towr, with the HSBC Tower behind is, making it look like one building. The HP Tower has the bronze coloured reflective glass! It's a nice one! :cheers:
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:
Love those pics Tom, and love Lambton Quay- surely NZ's top CBD mainstreet!
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 :)
See less See more
No offence to the Aklers here, but the Wellington CBD at street level really shits all over Auckland.
BruceAlmighty said:
No offence to the Aklers here, but the Wellington CBD at street level really shits all over Auckland.
And i'd totally agree with that- although the Ak city council has put into action a cbd streetscapes renewal programme that should make the 'shitting over' less of a shitting, lol
BruceAlmighty said:
No offence to the Aklers here, but the Wellington CBD at street level really shits all over Auckland.
I'm not denying it.
the Ak city council has put into action a cbd streetscapes renewal programme that should make the 'shitting over' less of a shitting, lol
The only person that could help Auckland now is William Shatner.
21 - 40 of 529 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.