Nairn St flats redevelopment

We are currently investigating redevelopment options for this Council-owned social housing site at 36-44 and 48-64 Nairn Street, Te Aro.

Exterior of units with construction fencing around.


These flats were vacated in April 2017 as they were earthquake-prone. The people living there were found new homes within our City Housing portfolio elsewhere in the city.

The Council decided to demolish the flats rather than strengthen them because of their age and condition. Redevelopment of this site offers more opportunity to provide more modern social housing for people.


Work was completed in December 2019 to clear this site and future development options for the site are being investigated.

We will engage with the community on any redevelopment once we have more details.


More information

Build Wellington is the team responsible for the redevelopment of the Council’s social housing sites, the central point of contact for developers looking to partner with Council to increase the supply of housing for the city and the team leading on the Wellington City Council Housing Strategy.

For more information on this work or to make contact with the team contact: 
Build Wellington
Phone: 04 499 4444