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Wellington Cenotaph’s Anzac Upgrade

The precinct includes the Cenotaph, at the corner of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street, and the plaza next to Parliament Grounds.

The works included a redesign of the open space around the Cenotaph to reinstate it as the focal point of the precinct and as a city icon. A redesign of the forecourt to provide a larger and more accessible space for the Anzac Day dawn service as well as other events. New steps were built up to the Beehive forecourt, in conjunction with Parliamentary Services, to strengthen the connection to Parliament.

Horizon  supplied a combination of paving materials including a 600 * 300 Rubbed Bluestone paver and a complimentary 750 * 500 Veneto unit.


Works Included:

  • Restoring original features of the Cenotaph including garden beds and paving
  • New seats and lights
  • A new public artwork
  • New steps from the plaza up to Parliament Grounds allowing for a direct pedestrian route to the Beehive
  • Removing the public toilets
  • Removing some trees to open up the plaza and allow for the link through to Parliament

During Installation

After Completion

Wellington Cenotaph from the Air

Architect   Wraight and Associates

Main Contractor LT Mcguinness Ltd

Paviour Horokiwi Paving

Paver Over 1000m2 of Bluestone Paving, Over 300m2 of Horizon Veneto Paving