The 15 Stout Street redevelopment involved one of Wellington’s most iconic buildings located in the Wellington City Council Stout Street Precinct Heritage Area. Constructed in the art modern style, with bold granite cladding and curved bronze windows, many Wellingtonians consider it a favourite.
In 2014 McKee Fehl Constructors completed a $40 million redevelopment of this piece of Wellington history with BlackYARD Engineering responsible for the electrical fitout of both the base build and MBIE tenant services.
The glazed internal atrium, featuring acoustic panels made from damaged timber taken from the existing roof structure, is one of the key elements of the building’s composition, allowing visual connection between floors and offering sea views to the upper storeys. The ground floor, with its meeting and conference rooms and public café, is a key space for social and collaborative work.
15 Stout Street is the recipient of numerous awards, including Gold at the 2015 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards, a National Award in Restoration, a local NZIA Architecture Award, a Green Building Award and Excellence Awards in Commercial and Heritage and Adaptive Reuse categories.