Construction update

Tākina, Wellington’s Convention and Exhibition Centre, is on track to open in June 2023.

Tākina progress

The project started in December 2019 and, despite delays due to COVID-19, has remained on track for completion in mid-2023.

The foundation and piling work was completed May 2020, followed by the main structure between May 2020 and September 2021.

Progress remains on time for the scheduled opening, with the building exterior, including the roof and glass façade, completed in June 2022.

Tākina build timelapse

Watch the timelapse video from the start of construction in September 2019.

About the design

Hear about the structural design and architecture behind Tākina, the Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre.