Auckland Town Hall is one of Queen Street’s most prominent historic buildings, is scheduled under the council’s district plan and listed by Heritage New Zealand. It operates as a multi-functional, world class venue and is a much loved heritage building.
In 2006, Salmond Reed Architects were appointed to prepare the specification and manage a repair and maintenance project during 2007. This included external redecoration, conservation of masonry and cast iron and the upgrading of bird-proofing.
The repair works involved specialist techniques and materials, including the repair of cast iron rainwater pipes, use of lime mortar for pointing and stone repair, and the design of a new innovative, humane bird-proofing system.