Kotuku Apartments

Kotuku Apartments are at 5 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington.

Kotuku Apartments

2016 upgrade

The Kotuku Apartments upgrade was completed in July 2016. It now provides 73 upgraded apartments for a mix of families, couples and single tenants close to Kilbirnie's excellent community facilities.

New facilities and features

The four 4-storey blocks previously contained only studio apartments. We reconfigured the buildings to provide family units on the ground floor (two-bedroom and four-bedroom units) with outdoor access to their own decks, and a mix of studios and one-bedroom units on the upper floors.

    Other improvements of the upgrade include:

    • a new purpose-built community room with decking and access to a play area and a new communal BBQ area
    • landscaped gardens with shared fruit trees and allotment vegetable gardens
    • more than 60 new native and exotic trees planted, and two existing pohutukawa trees retained
    • reduced vehicle access and throroughfare, minimising traffic through the site and improving safety
    • warm, dry homes with appropriate insulation and ventilation
    • new plumbing and wiring throughout, and added data cabling
    • improved security lighting and signage.

    Our project partners

    • Landscape architects: Isthmus
    • Lead consultant and architects: Opus International
    • Contractors: Maycroft Construction

    The new Kotuku Apartments

Kotuku Apartments history

Wellington City Council designed and built the Kotuku Apartments complex in the late 1960s. Located between Evans Bay Parade and Kemp Street in Kilbirnie, the site is close to many facilities, parks, shopping, schools and transport.

In 2014, a project was initiated to upgrade 73 apartments for our tenants.

The project was completed in two stages. Stage one was completed in May 2016 and stage two in July 2016.

More information

Project-related queries

Ivan Burton, Project Manager

Phone 04 499 4444
Email ivan.burton@wcc.govt.nz

Tenancy queries

Suzanne Chittenden, Manager, Tenancy Operations

Phone 04 499 4444
Email suzanne.chittenden@wcc.govt.nz