Stewart Dawson's Corner, Wellington

Wellington/Wairarapa
Grant: 
$150,000
Grant Type: 
Upgrade Works Grant
Date funded: 
September 2019

Stewart Dawson’s Corner comprises three Victorian/Edwardian era commercial buildings constructed separately between 1887 and 1903. All three buildings were designed by prominent local architects and form a landmark at the corner of Lambton Quay and Willis Street.  The buildings are all listed with Heritage New Zealand and scheduled to the District Plan. They are also critical elements of the south Lambton Quay historic precinct.

The project entails pinning the original historic façades of each building to a new podium which form part of a new ten-level office development. Although the building behind the façades will be new, some heritage fabric from the old building will be reinstated. This includes the historic timber roof trusses.

New Zealand Heritage List entry for Stewart Dawson's Building - Heritage New Zealand website

New Zealand Heritage List entry for United Fruit Company Building - Heritage New Zealand website

New Zealand Heritage List entry for City Meat Company Building - Heritage New Zealand website