St Aubyn Chambers, New Plymouth (advice)

Grant Type: 
Professional Advice Grant
Date funded: 
May 2019

Picturesque St Aubyn Chambers was built in 1927 to a design by architect Francis Messenger on a prominent corner site. It was originally designed for Jones and Sandford, a building firm first established in 1918. It was the first in-situ concrete building in New Plymouth and among the first in New Zealand. The building underwent several alterations between 1968 and 1983, and the ground floor was enclosed in 1982. Today it comprises six residential apartments. The Heritage EQUIP Professional Advice Grant of $31,990 supported the owners to commission structural and architectural design advice, along with heritage impact analysis. A second Heritage EQUIP grant of $18,010 awarded in September 2019 supports the owners to seek further professional advice.

St Aubyn Chambers is Heritage New Zealand listed category 2.

Heritage New Zealand List entry - Heritage New Zealand website