Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects - Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga

Commercial Architecture: Restrengthening on Wellington's Golden Mile

1 October 2018

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Corey McMeeking is project architect for HMOA's work on the 7000 sq metre heritage-listed Harbour City Centre, stretching a city block between Lambton Quay and Featherston Streets in Wellington's CBD.

Working with construction company LT McGuinness and Dunning Thornton structural engineers, the project will take nearly two years to complete. Corey says the demolition process was challenging, with temporary supports put in place while the existing main structural components were removed.

Commercial architecture. Harbour City Wellington new foundations.

The work involves seismic strengthening to 100 percent, re-piling and foundations. 

Commercial architecture. Harbour City Wellington foundations.

There'll be a complete interior and exterior refurbishment, maintaining the building's heritage values.
The existing lead-light and steel windows, and other glazing will be restored, 
a new service core and
entry off Brandon Street provided. 

Heritage architecture. Harbour City Centre

New lifts and feature stairs will be added and there'll be a new car park entry off Panama Street 
as well as a whole new carpark level. modern, glazed box will be added to the top floor, with
roof terraces to the north and south.

Heritage architecture. Harbour City Centre Wellington

Photos: Andy Spain