Pelorus Trust Sportshouse
The Pelorus Trust Sportshouse, Hutt Park Road, Seaview was opened June 2008
The Pelorus Trust Sportshouse is a purpose-built sports administration and training facility which will house national, regional and local sports organisations The Pelorus Trust Sportshouse provides ongoing benefits for its tenants and the wider sporting community. Whilst Pelorus Trust has provided funding for the building we are indebted to the Hutt City Council for providing the setting for the Sportshouse. This is a fantastic example of how Council and a community funder can work in partnership.
The land was provided for the project by Hutt City Council and Mayor David Ogden commented that "the HCC were happy to get behind the Sportshouse concept as the benefits for the city are immense. What Pelorus proposed fitted perfectly with our vision for the redevelopment of the southern end of Hutt Park. We have an opportunity now to build on this development and create an attractive sports precinct that will bring not only social and recreational benefits but economic gains as well."
The Sportshouse is a 1440 sq m facility which will house up to 100 sports administrators, training and development officers, and support staff. Tenants pay only a cost-recovery rental which provides substantial operational savings to each sport. The open plan nature of the complex is conducive to sharing ideas, resources and reducing costs.
Current tenants of the building are
- Bowls Wellington
- Capital Zone Basketball
- Footy for All Charitable Trust
- GymSports NZ
- Halberg Disability Sports Foundation
- Leisure Active, Hutt City Council
- Softball NZ
- Special Olympics NZ
- Speedway NZ
- Sport Wellington Region
- Surf Lifesaving NZ
- Swimming Wellington
- Touch NZ
- Wellington Golf Inc.
- Wellington Rugby League
The striking building was designed by Nigel Dong from local architecture firm Designgroup Stapleton Architecture Ltd, and constructed by L T McGuinness Ltd.