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 Hutt City Council" 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.
- Bowls Wellington
- Capital Zone Basketball
- Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award
- Gymnastics New Zealand
- Halberg Disability Sports Foundation
- Hutt City Council
- Lower Hutt Primary School Sports
- New ZEaland Rugby League
- Nuku Ora
- Softball New Zealand
- Special Olympics New Zealand
- Speedway New Zealand
- Surf Lifesaving New Zealand
- Swimming Wellington
- Total Touch New Zealand
- 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.