Norwich Quay, Lyttelton

Grant Type: 
Upgrade Works Grant
Date funded: 
September 2019

9 Norwich Quay was built in 1865, purpose built as the Lyttelton telegraph office. This diminutive waterfront landmark is a picturesque reminder of Lyttelton’s early colonial history and sits within the HNZPT Lyttelton Township Historic Area.

The building has been unoccupied since damage was sustained during the Canterbury earthquakes.

Funding will support installation of steel portal frames on new foundations. Steel beams and vertical bracing will improve the earthquake resisting capacity of the brick masonry walls. Bracelining will also be introduced to the first-floor.

On completion of the work the upper level will be reinstated as a residential apartment and the lower floor established as a commercial workspace.