Grey Street pocket square

In September 2019 the Council completed an upgrade of the open space known as a pocket square at the intersection of Grey Street and Lambton Quay.

Grey Street with it's finished seating and trees.

This upgrade provides a refreshed and more pleasant streetscape that better reflects the atmosphere of 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 Double Tree Hilton. 

The work is part of the Council’s ongoing programme to create inviting and people-friendly spaces within the central city to strengthen community and encourage support of surrounding businesses. 

What’s been done 

  • Seating, paving and lighting updated, and four new deciduous Gingko trees planted to improve light over winter and offer shade over summer 
  • Refurbishment of the water feature "Estuary" 
  • The upgraded space is smokefree.