3 Rutland Street, Whanganui

Grant Type: 
Professional Advice Grant
Date funded: 
May 2020

3 Rutland Street is the 1910 Art Nouveau style addition to the adjacent Cosmopolitan Club building. These buildings contribute significantly to the streetscape of Whanganui's Arts and Culture precinct.

A 2018 detailed seismic assessment for the Rutland Street building identifyied the critical structural weaknesses as poor connections between the unreinforced masonry walls, roof and first floor, and the unreinforced masonry parapets.

A Heritage EQUIP professional advice grant will go towards a full structural design package including a structural design peer review and architectural and heritage advice.

The building is listed as a Category 2 historic place with Heritage New Zealand and scheduled as a heritage item in the Whanganui District Plan.

Heritage New Zealand entry - Heritage New Zealand website