Frankton Hotel, Hamilton

Waikato/Bay of Plenty
Photo courtesy of Graham Whiting
Grant: 
$40,000
Grant Type: 
Professional Advice Grant
Date Funded: 
December 2019

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.

Heritage New Zealand entry - Heritage New Zealand website