Grey Street pocket square

The Council is upgrading the open space known as a pocket square at the intersection of Grey Street and Lambton Quay.

This upgrade will provide a refreshed and more pleasant streetscape that will better reflect the atmosphere of the Wellington’s Golden Mile. 

Grey Street forms the main link between the city and the sea from the Cable Car to Queens Wharf and is home to several upmarket businesses including Hotel Intercontinental and more recently Double Tree Hilton. 

The work is part of the Council’s ongoing programme to create attractive and people friendly spaces within the CBD with the goal of strengthening community and encouraging support of surrounding businesses. 

What’s being done 

  • Seating, paving and lighting will be updated, and four new deciduous Gingko trees have been planted to improve light over winter and offer shade over summer. 
  • The existing water feature "Estuary" has been refurbished. 
  • The upgraded space is smokefree.

Next steps

The upgraded square was opened on 19 September, with a small amount of finishing work expected to be completed in October.