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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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Good update MTB !

Shes looking Glam ! :)
Oh Yes Enigma , walk down Lampton Quay at midday !

ENIGMA said:
Fabulous pics and projects on the horison - I will be arriving in Wellington on the 29th -I can't wait to see the city. I have been told that I won't want to come back to Auckland - let's wait and see ;) lock up all the good looking men LOL
Moist undies will develope within the first 10 minutes LOL :)
Check it out !

Cool site , pitty not more info but ! :)

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Nobody is really sure !

Moveax said:
Are you sure thats for wellington? It doesn't say anything about it on the page with the picture.
However most of those Projects on that site appear to be for Wellington ! :cheers:
That looks like the One Movax !

Great Find ...... can't wait to see some better Renders , but at least we now know this project is alive and about to start ! :cheers:

Office Floors 4m in height so an easy 100 m :)
Yeah whats that Club called ? I went there once with the cheese counter Chick LOL

Stan said:
Wellington is a small city but there are many interesting areas and things to discover.

O YES almost forgot, ENIGMA check out Hutt nightlife when you get to Welly hehe :runaway:

Yes there is "nightlife" in the Hutt!! :cheers:
If you come out with missing tooth or 2 I never said anything :)
I had my Cortina 2000 GT stolen twice from outside Queensgate !

Whats those Private Places Stan ? Don't tell me the Hole in the Wall is still operating ? :)
That is good News Flying Higher !

Look what they have fitted into Wills Street LOL
Due for completion August :)

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This is nearly completed Mr Kongo ....

Mr.KOngo said:
Nice but............ Only 14 storys? for willis street? I thought that willis street was included in the ''high'' area of wellington, where ''high'' rise buildings were to be built
I reckon its jammed inbetween two other Buildings , they always do the Landscaping thing as though its stand alone LOL ! :)
Super Catch MTB !

Wellington ....... Ms Density !

Hope Enigma is enjoying Himself and Taking Heaps of Photo's :)
Whats the Weather Like ? :cheers:
Beaut Photos Enigma ....

Love the way you Capture both Life , Atmosphere and Architecture !

BTW Hubby looks Cute in his Beanie :cheers:
LOL .......

ENIGMA said:
Oh - my bf always pays so it doesn't concern me ;)
Enigma you are a Lucky Man ! :)
This Bayleys Report on Welly's new Office Building ...

Waterloo Tower suggests there's alot more potential for more new Office Buildings , the Vacancy rates for A Grade building is like close to Zero :)

Bayleys Leasing Space in New Wellington Office Building
Eight prospective tenants are showing strong interest in leasing space in a new $56 million office tower proposed for a block of land near the railway station in central Wellington

Rohan Hill, Wellington director of exclusive leasing agents Bayleys Realty Group, says the 13-level WaterlooTower on Waterloo Quay has already attracted enough tenants to the negotiating table after a short leasing campaign to suggest that the building will fill up quickly.

“We are currently in serious negotiations with eight tenants, with an even split between the public and private sectors.”

When completed, WaterlooTower will have 11 floors of office space of approximately 1005 square metres each, 658 square metres of ground floor office or retail showroom space and parking for just over 50 cars. Most levels will extend from Te Papa to Kaiwharawhara and provide expansive harbour views.

The building will be located adjacent to Platform 9 of Wellington’s central railway station and next to the city’s main bus terminal.

The office tower is being built by Wellington development company Lace Bark Holdings in conjunction with Auckland-based Manson Developments, one of New Zealand’s largest privately owned property developers.

The two companies have jointly completed more than $30 million work of commercial and retail projects in Wellington in the past three years. Manson Developments has also recently completed the $140 million, 30,000 square metre Lumley Centre on the Northern Roller Mills site in downtown Auckland, the city’s newest office tower.

Designed by Archaus Architects Ltd, WaterlooTower features curved walls with extensive glazing to maximise natural light into the interior. Mr Hill says in line with the current trend towards more sustainable, environmentally friendly buildings – which is an important consideration for Government departments, particularly- the use of natural elements and design features will reduce energy demands on the air-conditioning and lighting systems.

“The shape and the orientation of the building has been carefully planned to enhance its environmental efficiency, with elliptical floors to maximise natural light and views.”

Mr Hill says Bayleys’ leasing campaign for the office tower, which initially attracted 44 potential tenants, is a clear indication that Wellington is short of good quality, new office space.

“There is demand for space right across the board, especially from the public sector. Our campaign highlighted 28 government sector departments and 16 companies who would consider moving premises if the opportunity stacked up,” he says.

“Government tenants in search of better layouts, building services and work environments are essentially driving the Wellington CBD market.”

TelferYoung Research recently showed that Government-occupied space increased by 9.42 per cent in the year to December 2005 and stood at 37.22 per cent of the total central business district office space.

Premium space makes up only 12 per cent of the total office space in Wellington and is sitting at less than 1% vacancy. Good quality space had a vacancy rate of 5.89 per cent in December, the lowest in eight years.

“With virtually no premium grade vacancy available in the Wellington central business district core, we are very confident that WaterlooTower will be fully tenanted within a reasonably short time frame,” says Mr Hill.

Naming rights are also being offered on the building which benefits from its high profile location next to the railway station and WestPac Stadium and with an average of 33,000 cars passing a day. :)

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