Wētā Workshop

Completion Date

October 2020

Our deepest appreciation to everyone involved from Naylor Love for your efforts and energy that you put in to this project.

Danielle Casey

Project Manager LBE, Wētā Workshop

A fast-track fitout to bring Wētā Workshop’s creative vision to life.

The Wētā Workshop UNLEASHED experience re-creates Wētā Workshop’s Wellington effects workshop and film sets in Auckland’s SkyCity precinct. We completed the fitout works for Wētā simultaneously with the base build for SkyCity, providing cost and time savings to both clients.

The 2,500m² fitout involved creating a new space in the former SkyCity Convention Centre, including installing partitions, altering existing services and applying high-spec level 5 finishes to the walls, allowing them to be used as projection surfaces.

In a project that was part film set and part theme park, our team enjoyed the process of bringing Wētā’s amazing ideas to life. We made sure that the space would be code-compliant and safe for public use but still meet their ever-evolving creative vision. This involved figuring out how to install emergency lighting under giant spaceships and sprinklers in a dragon’s head in a truly collaborative effort. We also coordinated closely with Weta as they completed specialist installations alongside our project team.

Wētā Workshop UNLEASHED is set to be one of Auckland’s premier attractions, and has already won international recognition with a first place award for Storytelling at the prestigious Blooloop Innovation Awards 2021.


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