Construction has kicked off at Site 9, one of the last major commercial development sites on Wellington’s waterfront.
The four-level, 3900sq m premium office building will be base-isolated, and Bell Gully has secured tenure for the top two floors of the building. The ground floor will feature retail, hospitality and lobby space.
Located at 15 Customhouse Quay, the premium commercial development will be built by Registered Master Builders LT McGuinness, ready for occupation in mid-2022.
Designed by Athfield Architects Ltd with structural design by Dunning Thornton Consultants, the building is designed to withstand a 1-in-1000 year earthquake.
Conventionally-built commercial buildings are generally designed to withstand 1-in-100 year seismic events.
Last year, Willis Bond broke ground on the $140 million Victoria Lane Apartments project, providing close to 300 jobs and a boost to Wellington’s construction sector and wider economy.
Site 9 and Victoria Lane construction will run simultaneously, rejuvenating the city centre with premium commercial and residential options for Wellingtonians.