Newtown Community & Cultural Centre Redevelopment

Project Name
Newtown Community & Cultural Centre Redevelopment (Under Construction)
Wellington City Council

The main features of this re-development include:

  • retaining the buildings heritage features as noted
  • major internal demolition (excluding theatre, and retaining much of the external walls and roof)
  • removal of asbestos containing material
  • structural strengthening
  • a new – lowered – Level 1 floor to improve headroom on Level 1
  • a new entrance from Colombo Street and lobby area
  • installation of a lift to Level 1
  • upgraded theatre systems infrastructure and provision for rigging of theatre grid trusses
  • external landscaping improvements, and
  • a completely new fit-out including foyer, offices, seminar room, projection room, assembly hall, kitchen, and toilet facilities.

The building has a Historic Place Category 2 rating with Heritage NZ (ref 3597) and is a listed Heritage Building in the Wellington City District Plan