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Bell Gully Building officially opens

16 November 2022, by David Lambie

Earlier this month, we celebrated the opening of the Bell Gully Building on Wellington’s waterfront (previously known as Site 9).

Officially opened by MP for Wellington, Grant Robertson, the Willis Bond project – designed by Athfield Architects – is the new home of major New Zealand law firm and TwentyTwo client Bell Gully, with the firm occupying the third and fourth floors.

“We first started working with Bell Gully in late 2016 helping identify premises options in a tight Wellington market as the firm sought a new home for the future generation of Bell Gully” says TwentyTwo Director David Lambie. 

“After much consideration, Willis Bond’s Site 9 was preferred as a truly unique, waterfront offering that enhanced Bell Gully’s brand and workplace aspirations. We then supported Bell Gully Property Partner David Chisnall with the commercial negotiations that concluded in early 2018” he says.

“The Bell Gully Building is a fabulous waterfront building delivering a unique and modern workplace for the Belly Gully team. We are extremely proud to have been involved in the first stages of this journey and to have worked successfully again with Bell Gully and Willis Bond” concludes David.

“Delivering a brand new, fully leased building post-pandemic is testament to the strong demand for the right workspace in the right place,” says David McGuinness, Willis Bond’s Managing Director for Development.

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About the author

Has four kids and a cat (and a wife!). Fancies himself as a professional athlete. Rugby/cricket tragic. Always dieting (generally involving Heineken). Needs 'a plan'. Trying to broaden his wardrobe.

David joined TwentyTwo in 2015 and has 30 years of property experience, with particular knowledge in large scale developments, property strategy, partnering agreements, development feasibility, asset investment/divestment strategies, project procurement and complex building projects. David acts as TwentyTwo’s “head of consulting” working with all practice leads to imbed best practice consulting across all of our service areas, supporting key clients and projects and growing our long term partnerships.

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