MLC Building (Former)

231 Lambton Quay And 33 Hunter Street, Wellington

  • MLC Building (Former).
  • MLC Building (Former). Image courtesy of
    Copyright: Geoff Goddard. Taken By: Geoff Goddard. Date: 2/07/2009.
  • MLC Building (Former). Mitchell & Mitchell (Architects) : circa 1940. Burt, Gordon Onslow Hilbury, 1893-1968 :Negatives. Ref: 1/2-036769-G. Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.
    Copyright: Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. Taken By: Gordon Burt.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 1 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 1406 Date Entered 2nd July 1987


City/District Council

Wellington City


Wellington Region

Legal description

Lot 33 Pt Lots 32 34A 34B Provincial Government Reclamation, DP 83055 (CT WN49C/865), Wellington Land District


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Mitchell & Mitchell

The firm of Mitchell & Mitchell was established by the Mitchell brothers, Cyril Hawthorn Mitchell (d. 1949) and Alan Hawthorn Mitchell (d.1973). The brothers were two of a handful of prominent Wellington architects of the early twentieth century. C. H. Mitchell had qualified as an architect in 1913, forming the partnership with his younger brother when A. H. Mitchell returned from training in the United Kingdom in 1932. The Mitchell brothers designed many buildings throughout New Zealand, and both became fellows of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.

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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1940 -

Other Information

Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.