Holiday Inn – Wellington
1The Wellington Holiday Inn was the first purpose-built, internationally branded hotel constructed in Wellington for more than a decade. Located near the waterfront in close proximity to Parliament Buildings, this 19 level, 198 room structure includes two parking levels, a conference facility, business centre, pool, sauna and spa.
2With decades of experience designing for foundations set on reclaimed land, Holmes Consulting was ideally placed to deliver this challenging project. The Holiday Inn required up to 1.5 metre diameter by 20 metre deep piled foundations, supporting over 800 tonnes of structural steel, a concrete shear wall, cantilevered sawtooth floor plate and precast concrete façade cladding.
3High quality, pre-fabricated bathroom units were shipped by sea to site, craned into position and incorporated as the hotel was being built. The careful coordination between off-site on-site processes allowed for a rapid construction programme and a great of architectural finish. The Holiday Inn is a comfortable and compelling place for visitors, perfectly located to explore the many sights and experiences of Wellington. Our Wellington people are never slow to tell us ‘there’s nothing like Wellington on a good day’, and you can top if off with a good night at the Holiday Inn.
4This project won a Property Council New Zealand Merit Award for Tourism & Leisure and an NZIA award in Wellington.