Today the Wellington team move into their new office on Level 3, Courtenay Chambers, 15 Courtney Place.
The heritage building they are moving into was designed by Llewellyn Williams in 1927 and is a good representation of Chicago-style stripped Classical architecture. Williams was also responsible for much of Wellington’s skyline including the Embassy Theatre (formerly the De Lux Theatre), Kelvin Chambers on The Terrace, and the Inverleith apartments in Oriental Bay. This picture of Courtenay Chambers was taken in 1957. The building has recently been seismically strengthened and renovated while keeping most of its historic features.
FUN FACT: Level five of the building saw the success of a wee dog called Hairy Maclary gain worldwide fame thanks to Mallinson Rendel Publishers Limited.