From the Resene News – issue 2/2010
Right on track - Wellington railway station office space
With falling construction costs in the 1930s, 1933 saw the start of construction on the Wellington railway station. Today the neo-Classical architecture is an often photographed Wellington landmark.
The opening of the building in 1937 also brought with it a social hall for staff use. The two storey brick building formerly housing the social hall for NZ Railways is now making way to boutique office space spanning an area of 660 square metres.
The refurbishment colour palette focused on traditional colours to match the original colourways, with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen tinted to Resene Black White (grey white) providing a contemporary finish befitting modern office space on the inside.
The aggressive marine environment necessitated extra care be taken to provide a long life protective coating system on steelwork and windows. To achieve the level of finish required, all steel windows were removed from the building and sent offsite for sandblasting and application of a full coating system in a controlled environment before reinstallation. The steel windows were zinc arc sprayed with a Resene Armourcote and Resene Uracryl system.
With the Wellington railway system enabling efficient commuter travel in and out of the city, the new office tenants reap the benefits of modern freshly refurbished office space with transport at their doorstep.
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