Heritage news: WCC funding for conservation

Eleven heritage buildings around Wellington have jointly received $274,600 in March 2016 from a funding pool to go towards seismic strengthening work and conservation.

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The building owners that benefitted from the latest round of the City Council’s Built Heritage Incentive Fund (BHIF), which in 2012 was refocussed onto earthquake prone features and preparing conservation plans and initial engineer reports, are:

T & G Building, 203 Lambton Quay – Seismic strengthening – $70,000
The Albermarle Hotel, 59 Ghuznee Street – Seismic strengthening – $60,000
The former Tramway Hotel, 114 Adelaide Road – Seismic assessment and design – $30,000
290 Willis Street – Painting, window refurbishment, reinstalling decorative detail – $24,100
216 Cuba Street – Seismic strengthening and conservation – $24,100
The former St George’s Church Vicarage, 40 Ferry Street, Seatoun – Seismic strengthening and conservation
$23,500
Jaycee Building, 99 Willis Street – Concept design for seismic strengthening – $10,000
Wellington Harbour Board, 1 Queens Wharf – $9,000
The former Khandallah Automatic Telephone Exchange (KATE), 86 Khandallah Road – Conservation plan –
$8800
The Wellington Samoan Assembly of God, 193 Rintoul Street – Structural engineer’s assessment – $8600
The former Boys’ Institute Building, 30 Arthur Street – Reconstructing original facades, investigation and assessment – $6,500
Total $274,600

One of those – 290 Willis Street – is the last of the Crown properties that have been sitting empty, languishing all this time since the bypass (although not one of the ones that was relocated), which has finally been sold.  So great to see the boarded up windows have finally started to be opened up in the last few weeks.

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Also great to see that the little church in Rintoul Street, which has definitely seen better days, getting some attention lately, and now will have an engineering assessment.

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Information sourced from Wellington City Council, 21 March 2016

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