Royal Hotel, Timaru

Grant Type: 
Professional Advice Grant
Date funded: 
May 2020

Home to Timaru’s second oldest pub licence, the former Royal Hotel is now used as offices and accommodation. Construction dates to the 1920’s and it’s corner location opposite the Grosvenor Hotel makes it an important streetscape contributor, maintaining essential character within the heart of the town. 

A Heritage EQUIP professional advice grant will go towards a detailed seismic assessment and reporting, along with brick and mortar strength testing. 

The building is listed as a Category 2 historic place with Heritage New Zealand and scheduled as a heritage item in the Timaru District Plan.

Heritage New Zealand entry - Heritage New Zealand website