A premium new office building in the heart of Wellington's waterfront.
Designed by Athfield Architects, this exceptional new base-isolated office building has reached completion. The building now known as the PwC Centre sits in the heart of the regenerated Kumutoto Precinct, only a five-minute walk from Lambton Quay and Wellington's railway station.
The building's state-of-the-art base-isolated structure provides seismic performance significantly greater than typical Wellington office buildings and equivalent to that required for hospitals and other essential emergency facilities. Below the base-isolated structure over 1,200 piles form the building's foundations. They are interlocked together to create a cellular concrete wall structure, which is a type of ground improvement designed to prevent liquefaction and mitigate the potential for lateral spreading.
The building comprises four upper levels of Grade A office space with high ceilings and 2,000sqm+ floor plates to enable flexible, efficient layouts. These spaces all benefit from the building's extensively glazed facade, which maximises natural light and views over Wellington’s harbour and cityscape.
The ground floor incorporates a mix of retail, hospitality and smaller office units along with the main building lobby and the innovative public walkway through the building that provides covered pedestrian access between Waterloo Quay and the waterfront. The building also incorporates a basement for tenant car parking.
The building has attracted several major office tenants; leading professional firm PwC has relocated its Wellington office onto levels three and four and has taken exclusive naming rights with the building known as The PwC Centre. Leading New Zealand rural insurer FMG has also taken space on level one, The Co-operative Bank has taken premises on level two and MAS has taken the balance of space on level 3.
The ground floor retail, hospitality and creative hub spaces are now leased; tenants include: A Wellington Hospitality Group restaurant (with conferencing facilities upstairs); Black Doris Café, a new café established by the owners of the highly popular Plum Café in Cuba Street; Mall Drycleaners; Crave convenience store; a car showroom for Capital City Motors, the Wellington Ford and Mazda dealership; and Digital Nomad, an established co-working network space.
Willis Bond’s proposal was selected as the preferred development option for the large 3,000 sqm site by Site 10 owner, Wellington Waterfront Limited and resource consent was granted in October 2015. Construction works were completed at the end of May 2018 Click here to view construction progress.