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Tenders open for Lower Hutt’s new Square

Tenders open for Lower Hutt’s new Square

Lower Hutt residents are one step closer to seeing their CBD 2030 Vision come to life as tenders open today for a new public space, with construction set to begin in March 2011.

Dubbed The Square, it will be a space for outdoor events, sculpture, exhibitions and leisure activities.

Hutt City Council Chief Executive, Tony Stallinger is really proud of the design and sees The Square becoming the cultural heart of the city due to its proximity to the various civic buildings and The Dowse Art Museum.

It will deliver the second major project for council’s long term Making Places project and will be constructed in two stages, at a cost of $2.4 million, by mid 2012.

New car park spaces will be created first and, after Winter next year, stage two will see construction of the final elements, including a water feature that taps in to the valley’s natural artesian water supply and a large digital screen.

“Athfield Architects have responded to the community’s call for a space that everyone can enjoy both day and night and have drawn inspiration from their successful design of Waitangi Park in Wellington.

“We’ve put a lot of energy in to developing a multi-use space with extensive input from the community and almost every team in council.”

The Square will be located in the area between the Dowse, i-SITE, the court house, and Telecom exchange building.


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