80 Willis St and Press Hall Laneway Redevelopment
Located in the heart of the city, McKee Fehl has completed the successful redevelopment of 80 Willis St. This former printing press building has used the context and aesthetic of the original industrial aesthetic and transforms it into a compelling modern office environment with eatery on the lower levels. Seismically strengthened this 1930s structure has been redeveloped with exposed concrete finishes, new steel and glass roof. The energy-efficient building services have been thoughtfully incorporated with careful consideration by our in-house co-ordination team for both maintenance and aesthetics.
The upper storeys are now home to Intergen. Having been transformer from plant spaces a new roof and glass atrium have opened up the building allowing natural daylight into the interconnecting stair runs that combined with the northern atrium links the upper office three floors together. Reuse of the original flooring is cleverly interwoven into the interior fitout design. Particular design choices, such as the arrangement of the personal lockers and work boards, take this fitout far above the standard.
Following completion of the award-winning Intergen fit out on levels 2, 3 and 4 in 2016, McKee Fehl turned our focus to the completion of Level One, Ground Floor and laneway. Completed in August 2017, the new tenants of Level One are a boutique IT and design agency made up of three young and exciting companies; EightyOne, Dot Loves Data and Octave.
On the ground floor, mezzanine and in the lane, we are introducing a new hospitality concept to Wellington. McKee Fehl, partnering with Cheops Holdings have been working hard to secure a mix of Wellington’s top hospitality operators to set up small footprint versions of their brands in the spacious and industrial looking ground floor, with its 6m stud height that forms Press Hall. With a range of tenants including, Bao Boy, Fratelli Pasta Bar, Yoshi Sushi, Aroha, Cake Society and The Lab offers Wellington a range of modern cuisine in the heart of the CBD.
A purpose built kiosk building has been constructed in the newly formed laneway leading from Willis St to Press Hall. The building is a mix of traditional kiosk references in a contemporary architectural design. The laneway houses Tommy Millions Pizza, Nam D and Acropolis to complement the cuisines available at Press Hall. Upstairs is a new contemporary bar with roof top areas.