Allied Pickfords have been moving homes and offices for the past 300 years, providing expert guidance and project management to clients all across New Zealand. Now it’s time to put our moving skills to use for our own purposes.
After 23 years at the McCormack Place location, we will be making the move to a new building located at 43 Seaview Road in Seaview, Lower Hut. The building was originally commissioned as a Ford assembly plant in 1935. The original plans were a result of a standardised design from Canada, however, local architects Joseph Dawson and Jack King, added their own flair to the building through the detailed design of the elevations.
Image: Ford Assembly Plant in it’s original state – supplied by WE Toms, Hutt City Libraries
Whilst it was used as a Ford assembly plant for some time, it was repurposed for the production of munitions and explosives during the Second World War.
The plant was closed down in 1988 as a result of Ford transferring the majority of its operations to a site in Wiri, Auckland. Following this it remained unused for a number of years, before being repurposed as a Placemakers.
Allied Pickford’s Wellington, are pleased to be moving into a building with such a rich history. Due to its unique architectural qualities and connection with the presence of the Ford Motor Company in New Zealand, the building has been awarded as a heritage listed site, as it plays an important part in the preservation of the history of Wellington.
Thank you to all our Allied Pickfords moving teams who have had an active hand in our office move. We look forward to continuing the success of our Wellington mover services in our new location.