TSB Bank Arena recladding of exterior

Work will start on recladding the exterior of TSB Bank Arena in mid-February, and is expected to end late August 2016.

TSB Bank Arena Plans

TSB Bank Arena exterior recladding plans


We are recladding this building to maintain it for future use.

Disruption to the public will be minimal as the contractor will coordinate work with Positively Wellington Venues (PWV) so the TSB Bank Arena can fully operate during the project.

We will coordinate work on emergency exits and egress stairs when they aren’t needed for fire egress.

TSB Bank Arena content 2

TSB Bank Arena south end

Why we’re doing this work

The Council will reclad three sides of the TSB Bank Arena. The two-fold purpose of the work is to: 

  • redesign the south end of the TSB Bank Arena 
  • prevent water entering the building through the existing cladding. We will assess damage as work progresses. The extent of water ingress will determine how long the job will take.

Work plan

  • Reclad the north, south and east elevations. The new cladding and paint will match the already re-painted west elevation of the TSB Bank Arena and Shed 6.
  • Remove the amphitheatre at the building’s south end to eliminate leaks and to revitalise this area which will link with the new Children’s Playground being built in Frank Kitts Park.
  • Remove all stair access to the uppermost deck areas on the south elevation improving safety in this area.
  • Remove tiles and leaky membrane on the balcony walkway and deck. They will be replaced with a new membrane and suspended tile system.
  • Replace the main egress stairs on the south elevation for improved water proofing details and non-slip surface.

The western and north sides of the TSB Bank Arena, home to Capital E and commercial tenants, do not need works done on the exterior façades.

Who’s involved

  • Holmes Wellington Ltd has been contracted to do the works
  • JLL Project & Development Services is project managing the improvements 
  • The Council’s City Shaper unit and JLL are working closely with Positively Wellington Venues to minimise the disruption.


The TSB Bank Arena, formerly known as the Queens Wharf Events Centre, is an indoor arena built in 1995. In July 2011, Positively Wellington Venues began managing the Arena.

The north section of the Arena, home to Capital E and commercial tenants, is owned and managed by Willis Bond and isn’t part of this upgrade.

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