Pipitea campus

Home of the Wellington School of Business and Government and the Faculty of Law, find out more about our CBD campus.

Pipitea campus is located in the heart of Wellington’s legal, government, and business district. The campus includes Government Buildings and Rutherford House, and sits adjacent to Wellington’s railway station and bus terminus.

The campus is home to the Wellington School of Business and Government and Law Faculty. It provides facilities for students in their second year and beyond, with approximately 6,000 students studying law, government, and commerce subjects.

Services and amenities

Student services available at the Pipitea campus include:

Pipitea campus has some food options and is located close to the cafés and amenities of Lambton Quay and the CBD.

Public transport

As the campus is based at Wellington’s commuter transport hub, there is easy access for train and bus users to our facilities. Regular bus services link staff and students to the Kelburn campus. Find out how to get to and between our campuses on foot, by bike, or on public transport as well as parking options.

Rutherford House

The front of Pipitea campus in Wellington city.

Rutherford House has been redeveloped with the addition of a six-floor annexe on the Featherston Street side of the building, a new library, and revamped ground and mezzanine floors.

The redevelopment was officially opened by the Right Honourable Bill English, Prime Minister, on Wednesday 8 March 2017. The new annexe provides modern, fit-for-purpose teaching spaces. The ground and mezzanine floors, adjacent to the Lambton Quay side of the building, have informal learning and teaching spaces, retail facilities and provide a focal point for engaging with surrounding business and government communities. The lower levels are designed to be a social area, similar to the award-winning Hub at the Kelburn campus.

The development positions the Pipitea campus well for contributing to providing a student experience that is second-to-none.