Northern Steamship Building

Client:
Britomart Northern Steamship Ltd

Location:
Quay Street, Auckland

Year Started:
2005

Duration:
7 Months

Project Value:
$20m

Contract Type:
Tender

The Northern Steamship Building was originally built in 1901 and after being remodelled in 1920 remained untouched until now.

The refurbishment of this building included seismically upgrading the building, acoustically treating the building to accommodate office tenant leasing on the upper floors and a café/restaurant on the ground floor. Complete external decorative restoration, supply and install new services throughout, installing a new central core staircase system and installing a new lift.

Being a listed building the completion of all trade elements required detailed coordination with the Historic Places Trust and Auckland City Heritage. Situated in the heart of the busy Britomart Precinct the location of the building also added to the complexities surrounding any Heritage building. As a result a close working relationship was quickly established with Auckland City Council and their traffic management team to ensure the safe, smooth flow of daily commuters.

The restoration of The Northern Steamship Building forms part of the redevelopment programme for the Britomart Heritage Precinct and Canam Interiors is pleased to have been involved in such a project.