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Redevelopment of Newtown Community and Cultural Centre


RFx ID : 24203827
Tender Name : Redevelopment of Newtown Community and Cultural Centre
Reference # : 2021-016
Open Date : Wednesday, 14 April 2021 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 28 May 2021 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Tenders (RFT)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 72000000 - Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Stefan Borowy
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

The Wellington City Council (WCC) is wishing to re-develop the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre (NCCC) at 7 Colombo Street, Newtown, Wellington. This site is owned by the WCC and is operated by the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre Trust (NCCCT).

This landmark building was originally constructed as the Newtown Church of Christ, in the Italianate style, and was completed in 1915. The building has since been modified and currently features a theatre, a dance studio and meeting rooms which are available to community groups to rent and used for the programmes run from the Centre.

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 (ref 261). Please refer to the Resource Consent Decision and conditions provided via the Dropbox link.

Overall, the proposed works are considered to have a positive effect on the heritage values of the building. The building has already encountered numerous modifications over time which are likely to have previously affected any potential pre-1900 remains within the property’s footprint, meaning there is minimal risk of encountering any archaeological remains.

The Centre itself is a busy and vibrant community facility in the heart of Newtown and has been an integral part of the community since its establishment in 1977. It is a multi-functional building and hosts a diverse range of activities and programmes, reflective of the Newtown Community. These include regular school holiday programmes and activities for youth, concerts, theatrical performances, exercise and language classes and many other cultural activities. It is home for a number of community services including the Wellington Timebank, the Newtown Citizens’ Advice Bureau and the Newtown Tool Library. These same activities will continue in the redeveloped and improved facilities.