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Te Auaha, Whitireia Weltec Centre

Project Summary

Client: Willis Bond and Whitireia/Waltec

Project Type: Education Retail

Project Timeframe: 2015-2017

Architects: Foster + Melville

Awards: Excellence, GIB Education Property Awards, Property Council NZ Awards 2018

Project Description

Eight hundred creative arts students and tutors began the 2018 academic year in superb new premises in downtown Wellington as a result of a joint project between LT McGuinness and Whitireia/Weltec.

The project’s first major element was the base-build construction of a new six-storey building on the corner of Dixon and Cuba Streets. In addition to the 9200sqm campus, the building includes 745sqm of ground floor retail space along Cuba Street’s pedestrian mall for stores such as Barkers Menswear, Cotton On and Vodafone.

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