22 Aug 2013

PM opens temporary town hall in Wellington

5:45 am on 22 August 2013

Prime Minister John Key has opened an old waterfront warehouse that will act as Wellington's town hall while it's closed for earthquake strengthening.

The $4 million revamp of Shed 6, on Queens Wharf, was completed in 92 days.

Positively Wellington Venues chief executive Glenys Coughlan said it has been built to work either as a single 740 square metre space, a theatre with retractable seating or as four separate spaces with flat floors.

Ms Coughlan said there is strong interest in the venue, with more than 150 events, exhibitions and conferences already booked for the next two years.