Frankton Hotel, Hamilton
Frankton Hotel was built in 1929 to a design by Jack Chitty. Historically Frankton has been an important North Island railway junction and commercial centre. Today, the Frankton Hotel continues as a licensed hotel, conference and function venue. The hotel features plastered masonry walls, terracotta tiled roof, timber doors and steel framed windows.
Having already commissioned a detailed seismic assessment, the owners have been awarded a Heritage EQUIP professional advice grant to complete structural design for the hotel upgrade. The advice funded includes:
- a geotechnical report
- concept structural design
- detailed structural design with peer review
- architectural input to the design process to ensure appropriate heritage treatment.
This local landmark is listed with Heritage New Zealand as a category 2 historic place.