Clyde Quay Wharf itself was built in 1907 to meet the burgeoning growth of the Port of Wellington. In 1964, the wharf found a new purpose when the Overseas Passenger Terminal was added for visiting cruise ships.
The wharf, extending out from the harbour-edge promenade, in combination with the long, low nautically-themed Overseas Passenger Terminal, has become one of Wellington’s most prominent landmarks.
The redevelopment of Clyde Quay Wharf will include the retention of a number of key heritage features of the existing building. The most notable element to be retained is the spire, which sits prominently on top of the existing landmark.