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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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Please just post them LOL ! Shouldn't be a problem !

Capt P said:
Talking about having some drawings in my hot little hand from the council. I have a few renders / elevations of the Chews Lane development. Unfortunatley there are no heights on them, but in the documentation it said that the building would be 70.7 metres above mean sea level. Now at this location i think the ground is about 5 metres above sea level (actually it may not even be that much), so that would make the building about 66 metres. It is going to be 19 levels high.

Problem is the colourless renders I have make it look prety ugly, at least the apartment part at the top. The first sort of 7 levels are going to be office/retail, then the apartments will account for the remaining higher levels.

Its a pretty big development. It will be very noticeable on the skyline as the building is going to be about 60 metres lengthways aswell. It will fill in a gap to the south of the State Insurance tower.
I spend half my spare time going into Architects and Council Web sites then posting them , have never had a problem , GOOOOO Capt P :)
It looks very Similar to the Hilton at Melbourne Airport !

If so the finished Building will look alot better than the Render , however compared to some of the other Architecture Proposed for Wellington's Waterfront it is a bit of a Plain Jane ! :)

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Whoah Good Shot Astro !

Lots of Cranes .... what a Turn On ! :)
Hey Sam !

Samuel64 said:

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”.

i was looking through your previous posts in this thread and noticed this ^^ has that already been built?

No it hasn't .... I believe it to either still being designed or hopfully in Planning ! There is a Height Limit in Wellington as you can see , due mainly to the Residences on the Hills behind the CBD Losing their Views LOL ... Correct me if I'm wrong fellow Kiwi Sugar Pops !
This Tower will however create an even more substantial Skyline ! :)
I wish Tauranga was No 3 .....

Samuel64 said:
haha oooo so thats why wellington hasnt got taller buildings. I did think it was a bit funny that wellington wasnt building up more instead of outward, it was very obvious that wellington has a problem with lack of space for a city of its size-- especially being one of the main areas to do business in, in new zealand. i think anyway auckland number 1, wellington 2, tarangau 3?
Tauranga would be No 5 now with its Population over taking Dunedin ... next on its list should be Hamilton Sitting at No 4 ! :)
Reckon they could do better !

This extension would wreck the Cake Tin ..... they should do a Smaller version of the Original Stadium beside it ...... and in Chocolate LOL :)

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Whoah Good Find Property Boy !

I like that , real nice Designs ! :)
Wellington is surely the Architectual Mecca of New Zealand !

Every Design or Proposel that comes up has Class Plus ! :)

On a differrent Note LOL I just had some Clients in looking for a design for their Block of Land on the outskirts of Melbourne , anyways we got Chatting and to cut along Story Short , they are originally from England and have lived in Many Cities around the World , and they said No City in the world including Melbourne has compared to their Love of Wellington ! They said if they didn't have to upset their Childrens Education by moving again , they would be back in a Flash ! The wife was nearly in tears and said they wished they had never Moved ! :cry:

So there Ya Go ! a Nice Compliment for Wellington !
Not many LOL ......

Samuel64 said:
If you ask me your city council is being fairly soft on residents who own those properties on the hills. About how many houses views would be effected if wellington had no height restrictions?
But it would be all the Rich and powerful , connected to both the city Council and the Goverment ! :cheers:
Most Impressive Photo Sir !

Oh and another beaut Wellington Day ! :)
Tonights favourite word " Gosh "

Well it had to happen sooner or Later ! Imagine Wellington with a full on Skyline at Lower Hutt ... Petone ..... as well !

Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Lower Hutt Apartment Tower

Yesterday the Hutt News published an article on a proposed 14 storey tall apartment building to be built on the existing site of the Angus Inn.

The tower will overlook the houses and backyards of many houses in the neighbourhood and will block the evening sun for some residents so natually they are a little peeved about it. But they can't object to it as it's permitted under the district plan.

This stand-off is actually caused by a loop-hole in the Resource Management Act - because Council and Residents didn't contemplate a tower block being built there is no restriction was included in the district plan about the site preventing the building going up.

Of course, if the old common law process was in place - that is, a property owner could prove some injury (like loss of privacy and sunlight) would occur because of the actions of the Tower developers - then they could prevent the construction until all parties had negotiated an agreeable course of action. :)
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Well I don't find Your Comment so out of this World Rusta !

rustawilliams said:
Lower Hutt is becoming a manakau. Wellington must have an obsession with 15-storey buildings. Hope it looks good.
There is so much Potential in Lower Hutt and Petone , whilst the Population will never Match Manukau City , it does have the Potential to match its Skyline , within Ten Years ! :)

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Sounds Great Captain P

Yes we haven't scene or heard much from the Wellington Gang Lately , would be good to see some new Photo's :cheers:
Are these Holland Street Apartments new ?

Opps Sorry wrong Photo LOL :)

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Okee Dokee LOL

A week later Marky finds it LOL :)

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And this complex is going to be built way out in Johnsonville !

Is that way out ? :)

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Thanx MTB ....

I was trying to remember the distances LOL

Welcome Azzawazza ! :)
Marky Mark said:
I was trying to remember the distances LOL

Welcome Azzawazza ! :)
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Stan ....

Nana will escort you to take secret Photo's of this proposal once it is released , but please remember to keep your Chest covered , she is known for getting over excited ! :cheers:

Waterfront Subcommittee Accepts Design Proposal
7:50 AM, 09 May 2006 Print this story

The Wellington City Council might give the go-ahead to yet another controversial building on the city's waterfront.

The Wellington Waterfront Development Subcommittee voted last night to accept a design proposal for the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

The council-controlled waterfront management company says the site must be developed as the wharf beneath it is badly in need of repairs. It was built in 1907.

Wellington Waterfront chief executive, Ian Pike, says the cost of repairs for the wharf alone is estimated to be $10 million.

But Wellington Waterfront Watch wants the government to take back ownership of the foreshore and seabed under the wharf.

It says that would stop the council developing the land for private use under the Foreshore & Seabed Act.

The proposed design by Ian Athfield will be presented for public feedback during May and June.

© NewsRoom 2006 :)

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Nice fine Property Boy !

Yeah I reckon that would fit in with the waterfront pretty Nicely :)
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