Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage was looking to establish a new education centre in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Buckle St, Wellington.

The centre would provide a home for the Pukeahu education programme offering school students and other visitors opportunities to remember, interpret, reflect and understand New Zealand’s experience of war.

Visitor Solutions worked with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and key partners such as the Ministry of Defence, Te Papa, Auckland War Memorial Museum and Wellington City Council on the concept development and feasibility of a new visitor and education centre. The project involved a review of museum and interpretive needs, existing visitor operations and detailed economic and operational analysis alongside the actual building components and site selection.  The project was a partnership with Locales and Ken Gorbey.