Wellington College New Memorial Hall

Wellington College New Memorial Hall

August 2016 - November 2017
Architecture +

Maycroft is proud to announce a new education project: a Memorial Hall for Wellington College.

The 1600m2 steel-and-timber-framed hall will accommodate the entire school roll and provide a first-class performance venue.


The original hall was a memorial to the students and graduates that had served in World War One, more than 200 of which did not return. After eight years of fundraising, the hall, with a magnificent stained glass window, opened in 1928. Unfortunately the building was deemed an earthquake hazard in 1968 and was demolished. The memorial window was removed and installed into another hall. read more

Over the following 45 years, the school’s roll doubled and the hall became woefully inadequate, with the principal only able to address half of the school at a time. With the 150 year anniversary looming, a new hall was decided upon.

Tender process

After a rigorous tender evaluation, the Wellington College Board of Trustees awarded Maycroft Construction the contract. The Board was particularly impressed with the innovative warm roof option we suggested and this became a determining factor in the process.

The warm roof option will greatly de-risk the construction process by advancing the weathertightness milestone in the construction programme. It also greatly reduces the time involved in forming the roof structure, significantly improving health and safety standards. Once completed, the building will have improved insulation performance and vapour control, as well as greater acoustic performance, reduced maintenance and greater durability.

Completion date

Completion is projected for last quarter of 2017. We're looking forward handing the modern hall and performance facility to the students, staff and community of Wellington College.