New City Hotel, Christchurch
The New City Hotel is one of the last remaining historic hotels in the Christchurch city centre. It was constructed in 1930 in the Moderne style by architect John Steele Guthrie. His design was heavily influenced by American architectural trends. The building is recognised as a Category 2 historic place by Heritage New Zealand.
The strengthening scheme will address capacity in the structural columns, and capacity of the masonry walls and parapets. Work will include foundation beams, creation of structural diaphragms, and lateral load bracing elements.