This English Gothic Revival style church, constructed of Basalt stone with Oamaru stone decorative detailing was built in 1894 and stands tall on a hill in the centre of Auckland. It is the longest established church in the city. The original architect’s ambitious design was never fully realised due to lack of funds.
Salmond Reed Architects has been involved with St Paul’s for over 20 years having completed the Conservation Plan in 1998 and Condition Report in 2006. More recently we are working closely with the church overseeing the formation of a 20-year Masterplan, which will see the building seismically strengthened, appropriately repaired and restored, modernised and all being well finally completed. The project has been staged to allow for manageable areas of work to be completed in a strategic way, starting with urgent repairs to the tower, porches and west front, which were completed in 2020. Salmond Reed Architects played a major role in the detailed design, project management and contract administration of this important project.