Vodafone on The Park

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Dimensions Data Tower
Dimension Data Tower at 157 Lambton Quay, pictured with its former Vodafone branding
Former namesMobil on The Park / Vodafone on The Park
General information
TypeOffice
Architectural styleModernism
Location157 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
Construction started1990-1993
Completed1999
Height90 metres (295 ft)
Technical details
Floor count25
Design and construction
ArchitectPeddle Thorp & Montgomery
Main contractorMainzeal Property and Construction

The Dimension Data Tower (formerly Vodafone on The Quay, 'Mobil on The Park') was designed by Peddle Thorp & Montgomery Architects and was completed in 1999. The main architect on the build was Robert Montgomery and the building was built by Mainzeal Construction. The building was engineered by MK Lawson Limited.

Dimension Data Tower comprises two parts, the lower part is a refurbishment of the old central police station which once operated from the site and the upper part is a modernist high-rise building constructed of concrete with exterior façades of blue glass.

The building stands at 90 metres high and has twenty five stories above the ground,[1] making it the fifth tallest building in Wellington and the twenty third tallest building in New Zealand drawing with Bowen House also in Wellington and CityLife Auckland and City Garden in Auckland. The floor size is estimated at 28,000 square metres (300,000 sq ft). The construction was valued at $45 million.[2]

The building is owned by Precinct Properties and was renamed to Dimension Data Tower in March 2017.[3] The building already houses many of New Zealand's top technology companies such as Microsoft New Zealand, Provoke Solutions, Google NZ, as well as tech start-ups such as SuiteFiles. Midland Park has built up a reputation for being the IT centre of Wellington and is surrounded by many government departments.[4]

Associated Companies[edit]

  • Provoke Solutions Limited
  • The Group Limited
  • SuiteFiles
  • Fonterra
  • Microsoft NZ
  • Parker & Associates
  • Swan Legal Limited
  • Baldwins Intellectual Property
  • SAP New Zealand Limited
  • VMware Inc.
  • FMG
  • Forsyth Barr Leveraged Equities Assignment
  • Tourism New Zealand
  • Rabobank
  • Russell McVeagh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vodafone on The Park". Emporis. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Mobil on the Park". Peddle Thorp & Montgomery Architects. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Dimension Data moves into Wellington's Midland Park". Stuff. Retrieved 2017-01-12.
  4. ^ Phillips, Jock; Taonga, New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatu. "Midland Park, Lambton Quay, Wellington". www.teara.govt.nz. Retrieved 2017-01-12.