New Waterfront Building Proposed

13 February 2012

The public are asked for their comments on the design of a potential new six-storey building and public plaza for Wellington's waterfront.

A view of the new building design, looking north

A view of the new building design, looking north

The building and plaza would occupy the site that is now the motor-home park opposite the NZ Post building on Waterloo Quay. It would be built and paid for by developer Newcres Group in a project managed by the City Council's waterfront agency, Wellington Waterfront Ltd.

A large ground-floor indoor area for public use would be an all-weather environment in the Kumutoto precinct overlooking the harbour, which would complete the waterfront pedestrian promenade to the railway station.

Designed by Wellington architects Studio Pacific Architecture, the building would have a net-like structure that wraps the building on three sides in response to its maritime setting.

Above the ground floor, the building would provide five levels of office space. It would feature base-isolated foundations and have a 5-star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council.

Kumutoto Precinct - Positively Wellington Waterfront website

The public have until 9 March to comment on the proposed design.

To make a comment, fill in a feedback form from the project information office on the ground floor, Shed 6, Queens Wharf.

Or you can use the online form:

Feedback Form - Kumutoto Precinct - Positively Wellington Waterfront website

There's also an information display at the Shed 6 project office, and open days will be held there this Saturday 18 February and Saturday 3 March, 10.00am - 3.00pm.

The feedback on design, expert design advice and the commercial terms of the proposal will be considered by the Council in late March. At that time the Council will decide whether the project should proceed to the next stage - which would involve applications for resource consents.