Artist’s impression of the proposed design for site 9
There is a proposal to develop a building on Site 9, North Kumutoto, on Wellington waterfront. The proposal is part of a wider development of North Kumutoto which will also bring big improvements to public spaces.
The proposal is to construct a five-level building (ground plus four) with 4000 square metres of lettable space. The ground floor would be mainly publicly accessible with retail and possible food and beverage outlets opening onto attractive surrounding public space. Above the ground floor, the building would provide either high quality commercial office space, serviced apartments or a boutique hotel. Although the final use is yet to be decided, the external appearance of the building would remain largely the same, regardless of use.
The proposed building is generally in scale with neighbouring premises. It would be smaller in scale than the buildings to the north and would transition down to the smaller heritage sheds to the south.
The proposed building would sit within the public spaces in Kumutoto which are currently under construction. The space will support leisure and cultural activities and provide quality shared space for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.
The waterfront is a central part of Wellington’s identity and an important visitor attraction. In the last 20 years it has developed into a well known and attractive civic place, leisure space and business location.
In 2015, the Council selected Willis Bond to develop Site 10 (the former motor home park) and Site 9 after a competitive selection process. Site 10 is currently under construction as office space for PwC and others. The Council also agreed to develop public spaces around both sites and that work is underway.
Site 9 is the last proposed development in this part of the waterfront, in line with the Wellington Waterfront Framework and the North Kumutoto Design Brief on which Wellingtonians were consulted.
The Council is due to make a decision in September. If the Council agrees to the proposal, it will proceed to a publicly notified resource consent process.
Read the full proposal: Site 9 Development Proposal (1.5MB PDF)
Alternatively the documents are available from:
- the Council Service Centre at 101 Wakefield Street
- from Central Library, 65 Victoria Street
- by post − contact the Council for your copy.
To give the Council your feedback, read the proposal above and complete the form below. The deadline for feedback is 5pm on Friday 28 July 2017.