Pipitea campus

The home of the Victoria Business School and the Faculty of Law, find out more about our CBD campus.

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

The campus is home to the School of Management and the Schools of Government, Law, Economics and Finance, Information Management, Marketing and International Business and Accounting and Commercial Law.

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.

The Pipitea campus provides facilities for students in their second year and beyond, with approximately 6,000 students studying law, government and commerce subjects.

Victoria Business School Student Administration Office and other student support services are located on the ground floor of Rutherford House.

Rutherford House

Rutherford House, 2017

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.

Services and amenities

Student services available at the Pipitea campus include Te Taunaki—Student Health and Wellbeing, the Recreation Centre and VicBooks.

Pipitea campus is located close to the cafés and amenities of Lambton Quay and the CBD.