Clyde Quay

Oriental Bay, Wellington
Oriental Bay, Wellington
The Clyde Quay Wharf was originally built in 1909. In 1964 it found a new purpose when the Overseas Passenger Terminal designed by Michael Fowler was added for visiting cruise ships. However the ships became too big for the wharf.

The design of the latest development (2014 completion) refers to the passenger terminal by including the spire. The Quay overlooks the Clyde Quay Marina to the west and Oriental Bay and the RPNYC to the east.

Building this complex of 76 luxury apartments, retail and office space involved major engineering works. The garages below the building are in the tidal zone.

The perimeter area is multi-use public space accessible around the entire building by foot, bike, car or boat. There is a Mojo Café in the building (Mojo-Poneke) which is also a restaurant with chef Martin Bosley as the chef.

The developer was Willis & Bond, the architect Athfield Architects and the structural engineer Adam Thornton. A major engineering role was played by the contractors L.T. McGuiness.

The marine environment is tough on the building fabric so that the corporate costs are expected to be high.

Te Whare Hera Wellington International Artist Residency:

'Outstanding, professional and innovative artists living abroad will be eligible for this opportunity to live, work and exhibit in Wellington city. Artists will be selected by a committee including members from Wellington City Council, Whiti o Rehua School of Art, and an external specialist advisor. Resident artists will be granted exclusive use of the impressive apartment and adjoined studio and gallery suite within Athfield Architects' designed Clyde Quay Wharf development.

The development has large, light filled spaces, outstanding views overlooking Wellington’s picturesque harbour, attractive public space, and is situated within easy walking distance of the centre of Wellington city, art galleries, museums, shops, restaurants, cafes, cinemas and theatres etc.'

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  • The Clyde Quay Complex
    The Clyde Quay Complex
  • Clyde Quay II
    Clyde Quay II
  • In the basement car park.
    In the basement car park.
  • No 1 Clyde Quay entrance
    No 1 Clyde Quay entrance
  • Clyde Quay from the SE
    Clyde Quay from the SE
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