Built in 1925 for Alliance Assurance, Administrator House has a distinctive Classical facade of Oamaru limestone and Nelson marble. It's much admired and significant elevation makes it an important feature of the O'Connell streetscape in the heart of Auckland's CBD.
A detailed seismic assessment identified the critical structural weaknesses to be the limestone veneer and pillars, parapets, front and rear elevations, and the ground floor internal masonry walls.
The Heritage EQUIP upgrade works grant will go towards installing a new braced frame and connections, improving diaphragm connections, strengthening the parapets, and connecting street façade elements back to the main structure.
Administrator House is scheduled as a heritage item in the Auckland District Unitary Plan.