NZX Centre Apartments

Project Summary

Client: Willis Bond And Co

Project Type: Multi-unit Residential

Project Timeframe: 2003 - 2005

Architects: Athfield Architects

Awards: Property Council Of New Zealand Supreme Award

Project Description

This project involved a $20 million strengthening and refurbishment of an iconic Wellington waterfront building.

LT McGuinness worked with Willis Bond and Co and Athfield Architects on a refurbishment plan for the run-down building which would make it highly functional while preserving its unique status and character.

Special construction challenges included

  • the poor state of the existing building and the need for re-strengthening
  • building an underground carpark below sea level
  • a tight timeframe
  • constructing seven prestigious apartments within the existing roof line
  • bringing two large commercial tenants, NZX and P&O Nedlloyd, into the building by a specified date, and completing the interior fit-outs for those tenants.

These challenges were met, with open communication by the project team playing a key role in the project’s success. Both the refurbishments and the fit-outs were delivered within budget. The entire project was completed on time in May 2005.

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