Masonic Lodge, Invercargill (works)

Otago/Southland
Grant: 
$150,000
Grant Type: 
Upgrade Works Grant
Date funded: 
May 2020

This Greek Revival Masonic building was built in 1926 to a design by Broderick and Royd and constructed in brick and concrete. Featuring both notable exterior and the Greek Doric interior, the building is noted as probably the most impressive Masonic Lodge in New Zealand. Today, it is an impressive venue for hosting events and functions.

Following a Heritage EQUIP professional advice grant for structural assessment and design package in December 2019, this Heritage EQUIP upgrade works grant will go towards the seismic strengthening work which consists of:

  • Masonry tying, including tying the front parapet and the portico to the main structure
  • Strengthening and connecting the upper floor diaphragm
  • Removal and replacement of the chimney at the front of the building
  • Repointing damaged mortar joints of the facade.

The Masonic Hall is listed by Heritage New Zealand as a Category 1 historic place.

Heritage New Zealand entry - Heritage New Zealand website