10 Nov 2023
The people behind outstanding projects in Wellington have been honoured and celebrated at this year's Wellington Property People Awards.
The Property People Awards are an annual awards programme hosted by Property Council New Zealand and delivered across the country in Auckland, Central, Wellington and the South Island regions. Contrary to the Property Industry Awards, which recognise exemplary projects, the Property People Awards celebrate the outstanding individuals and project teams behind projects throughout Aotearoa.
The local judges for this year’s awards included Paul Robinson (Director, The Woolstore Management), Steve Maitland (Director, Colliers), Mark Tainui (Projects & Interiors Manager, Naylor Love), Jeannie Warnock (Partner, Greenwood Roche), and Julia McPherson (Principal, Warren and Mahoney).
The project team behind the design, construction and delivery of Tākina – Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre were announced winners of both the Barnes Beagley Doherr Best Team Award and the Greenwood Roche Supreme Excellence Award.
In a rare unanimous decision, judges commended the project team for the seamless delivery of a project of immense vision, scale and complexity, particularly when faced with the unprecedented disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project team were recognised for their unwavering commitment to delivering a project of significant scale and quality, on time and on budget.
Judge Paul Robinson says, “the collaboration of the Tākina team has resulted in an extraordinary asset for the city – stunning architecture delivered on time and on budget – that greatly enhances the city and region.”
“Tākina is the Capital’s largest built infrastructure investment for two decades, spanning a build period of 3.5 years. Home to exhibitions and conventions which will boost tourism and dollar spend in Wellington, Tākina is a catalyst for further development in Wellington and greater investment in the region.”
Studio Pacific are very proud to have been involved with Tākina from its inception through to completion, working collaboratively alongside a large and dedicated team of consultants, contractors and collaborators over many years.
Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou, congratulations to all the 2023 Wellington Property People Awards finalists and winners, and the Tākina project team.
Learn more about the design of Tākina – Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre.