Some of our current major projects in Wellington are:

  • Hutt City Council Town Hall and Events Centre: earthquake strengthening of the Lower Hutt Town Hall, demolition of the old Horticultural Hall and the construction of a new event/convention centre.
  • Huia Pool: construction of a building that encloses two new connected pools and a gymnasium on the first floor.
  • Victoria Street Development: demolition of the existing building at 47 Manners Street and the construction of a new 1,500m² building with a range of retail, hospitality and commercial tenancies.
  • Te Papa Exterior Panel Replacement: replacement of exterior aluminium composite panelling at Te Papa.
  • Tory Street Car Park: demolition of the nine-storey Reading Cinema parking building following earthquake damage.
  • Wakefield Supermarket: a purpose-built 3,500m² central city supermarket and undercover car park.
  • NZMA House: new six-storey building which maintains the original heritage listed front and side facades.
  • Newtown School: new 1410m² classroom block with 14 teaching spaces, plus general remediation and landscaping works around the school
  • Main Block Redevelopment, Wellington East Girls’ College: construction of a new building behind a heritage façade, which we strengthened in a previous project. The new building will contain various administration, teaching, cultural and specialist education spaces.
  • Riddiford Garden Upgrade: major landscaping project in Riddiford Garden around the newly completed Hutt City Council Administration Building, involving hard and soft landscaping, and a new pavilion containing an electricity substation, public toilets and a community kiosk.
  • Amora Hotel: Refurbishment of an upmarket 192-room five-storey hotel in central Wellington.
  • Executive Wing Upgrade: reconfiguration of the ground floor and entry of the Beehive, a high-security live environment.

Our Regional Manager in Wellington is Nick Clayton.

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Some of the Wellington team’s completed projects:

Hutt City Council Administration Building

Hutt City Council’s administration building in Laings Road has been transformed by our Wellington team, with the earthquake-prone building re-piled and strengthened to meet current building codes and a complete revamp of interior. We were involved from an early stage of the project, with considerable input into the design development, methodology/buildability review and value engineering. The rebuild…

WEGC and Wellington College Reclads

Our Wellington team completed a major leaky building remediation project at Wellington East Girls’ College and Wellington College, involving re-cladding and re-roofing five blocks of school buildings. We started by wrapping the buildings in shrink wrap to prevent further water damage. As with many weather tightness projects, the true extent of the work was only revealed…

Wellington Boys’ and Girls’ Institute Refit

The Wellington Boys’ and Girls’ Institute (BGI) is a youth development organisation that works with vulnerable young people to help end the poverty cycle and work towards a better future, and they needed more space to accommodate more members and programs. Our seven month project was to complete an internal refit of their premises in…

Wellington East Girls’ College Main Building

The grand Main Building at Wellington East Girl’s College in Mt Victoria was completed in 1925, and has a Historic Place Category 1 listing. In 2014 our Wellington team began a complex engineering project to demolish part of this prominent Wellington landmark, while retaining and strengthening the façade in preparation for a rebuild to take…

Ngaio School Classrooms, Wellington

Our project at Ngaio School began with the demolition of an earthquake-prone hall and classrooms, which we replaced with a new two-storey timber clad, steel framed building, designed to be in keeping with the remainder of the school but providing a safe, modern learning environment that maximises the available space. There are eight teaching spaces…

State Insurance Tower – Lobby Refurbishment

The refurbishment of the lobby of the State Insurance Tower at 1 Willis Street was a complex refit accomplished within a live environment, with the lobby of the 30 storey building remaining open throughout. The fitout consisted of new acoustic feature ceilings, glazed wind lobbies, an upgraded café and new joinery items. Nearly every element…

Museum of Wellington City and Sea

The Museum of Wellington City and Sea is housed in The Bond Store, a Historic Place Category 1 reinforced concrete structure, built in 1892 and located on the Wellington waterfront. As part of a refurbishment project to celebrate Wellington’s 150th year, we installed structural steel bracing frames in the ceiling spaces of the two top…

Anzac Lawn and Cenotaph, Lower Hutt

Naylor Love were pleased to be part of the Hutt City Council’s project to reconfigure the Anzac Lawn and Cenotaph Area in Riddiford Gardens, which was Phase 1 of a project to upgrade the area. This public space is important to the community as a centrepiece for civic remembrance ceremonies, and also connects the adjacent library, gardens…

Gallipoli Exhibition, Te Papa

Our Wellington small works team have completed a number of projects at Te Papa since 2006, including work on various exhibitions. The most recent was the hugely popular Gallipoli: the scale of our war exhibition, which was developed by Te Papa and Weta Workshop. More akin to building a film set than our usual construction…

Onslow College Student Hub

Our project at Onslow College in Wellington was the demolition of the existing school cafeteria and student centre and the construction of a new 360m2 Student Hub, with study and social spaces as well as a new canteen for the school’s 1,250 students. While the structure is a relatively straightforward concrete floor with steel and timber…

North Pier Domestic Lounge, Wellington

The Jetstar domestic lounge at Wellington International Airport was a combination of the old airport buildings with sections of the more modern area, and was proving a logistical challenge for both AVSEC (Aviation Security) and Jetstar staff. Our task was to incorporate the lounge seamlessly into the modern airport – reconfiguring the access routes, replacing…

Vodafone on the Quay, Wellington

The Vodafone on the Quay building on the heart of Wellington’s CBD is a unique mix of the historic old Central Police Station at the lower level facing Midland Park, then the 25-storey modernist Vodafone building on Lambton Quay. Naylor Love’s strengthening and upgrade project involved four distinct stages, providing a challenging mix of demolition and various construction types and techniques:…

Paraparaumu Primary School Admin Block

Our project at Paraparaumu Primary School included the demolition of the existing administration building and the construction of a new admin block, including offices, meeting rooms, a medical room, bathrooms and a staff room. Our Wellington team set out to ensure the safety of the students and minimize disruption to the school throughout the duration…

Harrison Grierson Office Fitout

After completing the seismic strengthening of 312 Lambton Quay, Naylor Love was approached to relocate engineering and design consultancy Harrison Grierson to the level four tenancy. The design objectives were ambitious, with a goal to provide a vibrant and practical office space in the heart of Wellington’s CBD that maintained the historical feel of level four.…

Brackenfields Shopping Centre, Amberley

The Naylor Love Wellington and Canterbury teams worked together on the design and build of Brackenfields Shopping Centre in Amberley, a growing rural service town located on SH1 in North Canterbury. Previously a greenfields site, over a period of less than a year we constructed a 3,564m² Countdown supermarket, two single-storey retail buildings (2,300m² in total) which house…

Pak'nSave Petone canopy and car park

Pak’nSave Petone Canopy and Extension

The project at Pak’nSave Petone included a canopy over the car park to keep customers dry and a 5m extension to the store front to add offices – all while the store stayed open and the office staff kept working. The beautifully finished 3,520m2 glue laminated timber canopy structure over the car park is located above…

Spruce Goose Café, Wellington

From a dilapidated eyesore to the jewel in Lyall Bay’s crown, the Spruce Goose was transformed from an old relocated airport terminal building into an eye-catching new café. “The end result is an exceptionally constructed and successfully repurposed building, that has become an extremely popular destination.” NZ Commercial Project Award judges The interior has a…

312 Lambton Quay, Wellington

Naylor Love carried out the seismic strengthening of the former Whitcoulls Building on Lambton Quay in 2013. The strengthening work involved first stripping out the old timber floors and cast iron columns, then placing new concrete foundations and floors, installing steel and concrete beams, and applying shotcrete to the walls. The original roof, Category 2…

Shed 39 Seismic Upgrade and Fitout

The Greater Wellington Regional Council were scheduled to move into their new head office in Shed 39 at Wellington’s Centreport in October of 2013. However, the 21 July 6.5 magnitude Wellington earthquake caused internal damage to their old offices, including a burst water main on an upper level adding to the damage to lower levels.…

Shed 6 Seismic Upgrade and Fitout

The construction brief was simple – transform a tired, leaky wharf building into a state-of-the-art venue to hold conferences and the World of Wearable Arts (WOW) show while the Wellington Town Hall was closed for seismic strengthening. What wasn’t quite so straightforward was that the programme was only 92 days from start to finish, that there…

Countdown Petone, Wellington

Countdown Petone is a 4,600m² retail centre, comprising a 2,970m² supermarket and seven smaller retail outlets in Jackson Street, Petone. The site proved to be a challenging one – our first major task onsite was to add approximately 12,000m³ of fill to the site in order to establish the required levels. Additionally, the site’s zoning made it susceptible…

Stadium Gardens Apartments Reclad

Stadium Gardens Apartments is a prime example of how remedial works can be undertaken in a large multi-unit residential complex – the full re-clad and timber replacement of the perimeter walls and façade was completed while residents occupied the 91 apartments in the building. We installed solid plywood hoardings located approximately one metre inside the exterior…

School of Hospitality & Le Cordon Bleu

This central Wellington project redeveloped the old Regent Theatre cinema complex in Cuba and Manners Streets into a state-of-the-art cooking school and hospitality training establishment for the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) and Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand, comprising about 5,150m² of refurbished space. The project started with a complex demolition and re-piling sequence, as…

Wellesley College Library and ICT Suite

Naylor Love’s project at Wellesley College project was a new library, auditorium and ICT suite, with additional classrooms upstairs and basic kitchen amenities. Designed by DLA Architects, the new building is in keeping with the period style of the existing buildings, whilst incorporating contemporary claddings such as Titan Panel and corrugated steel. With the curved walls and various levels…

Wellington Girls’ College Pipitea Block

The new four-storey, 2,000m² Pipitea Block at Wellington Girls’ College contains new state-of-the-art classrooms, including specialist spaces for audio visual technology, a large new administration centre for the school, and a circulation area linking the new building with the older facilities on the site. Perhaps most importantly, the building provides an impressive entrance to the…

Wellington Zoo Redevelopment

Naylor Love’s first project at Wellington Zoo, The Wild Theatre, resulted in a strong working relationship being forged with the Wellington Zoo team, leading to a number of other award-winning projects as they completed a major redevelopment. Wild Theatre, 2007 The Wellington Zoo Amphitheatre is a multipurpose indoor theatre, shelter and function space, consisting of tiered seating…

Pipitea Plaza, Wellington

Pipitea Plaza, Wellington CBD

Pipitea Plaza is a 16,500m² nine-storey office block in Thorndon, Wellington, constructed for tenancy by a government agency. It contains office space, technician space, secure storage, a gymnasium and childcare facilities. The building was constructed on a cramped site. The footprint of nearly every floor was different and a variety of cladding systems were used, so the…

The Plaza Shopping Centre

The Plaza Shopping Centre, a fast-track two year refurbishment and extension project in Palmerston North, was the third project undertaken by Lockwood Naylor Ltd, a joint venture company between McMillan & Lockwood and Naylor Love, in association with our Wellington division (the first being the redevelopment at Wanganui Base Hospital and the second Whanganui UCOL.) The…

‘Clip-On’ Operating Theatres, Hutt Hospital

In late 2009 our Wellington team completed two concurrent projects at Hutt Hospital, ‘clip-on’ temporary operating theatres and a three-storey car parking building. These were the latest in a series of projects our team completed at Hutt Hospital, including their Breast Screening Facility in 2006 and MRI/CT Scanning Facility in 2007. We were awarded the…

Whanganui Hospital Redevelopment

The redevelopment of Whanganui Base Hospital was the first project undertaken by Lockwood Naylor Ltd, a joint venture company between McMillan & Lockwood and Naylor Love, in association with our Wellington division. The project involved demolition of a large part of the existing hospital and refurbishment of what was left standing, and the construction of…

UCOL Whanganui Campus

The UCOL Whanganui Campus development was the second project undertaken by Lockwood Naylor Ltd, a joint venture company between McMillan & Lockwood and Naylor Love, in association with our Wellington division. Naylor Love provided the senior project management and extensive contractor input to the design process, with work starting on site in November 2006 with just…

Boulcott Hospital Extension, Wellington

Over a 12-month period in 2007 and 2008, our Wellington team demolished part of the existing building at Boulcott Hospital and it replaced with a new two-storey ward block. The new block contained a day stay facility, pre-op facility, utility and reception area on the ground floor, and a further reception and office area plus eight…