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MOB disruption prompts Council staff move

Wellington City Council staff will start a temporary relocation from the Municipal Office Building (MOB) on Civic Square to temporary offices on The Terrace after Labour Weekend.

The move is in advance of the Mayor’s Office and Council meeting rooms also relocating to the PWC building at 113 The Terrace over the Christmas period.

Meetings of the City Council and its committees will be held in chambers on the 16th floor of the building.

Heavy and noisy construction work is due to start in the Town Hall in early 2019, making the MOB unsuitable for occupation.

The PWC building has convenient lift access from Lambton Quay, as well as its Terrace access.

The relocation and “the introduction of modern flexible ways of working which will enable higher utilisation of space”, said City Council Chief Executive Kevin, means Council can temporarily relocate without any rates impact.

“The building has a 90% NBS rating which will significantly improve our resilience as a Council, which is important given our role as a first responder in an emergency.”

The Council’s service centre and contact centre will relocate to a retail space being negotated in the CBD.