University of Auckland – Alfred Nathan House

Auckland, New Zealand

Greenstone Group provided project management services for Alfred Nathan House at the University of Auckland.



Alfred Nathan Hous is a four storey heritage building built in 1882.  The vision for this project was to revitalise Alfred Nathan House and restore the heritage building to its original configuration.


The top floor of the building was added later in the buildings life and needed to be completely removed and replaced with a high quality, more sympathetic design.  We knew this would require seismically upgrading the building while maintaining the historic richness of the original features.



The Alfred Nathan House project included complex restoration, comprehensive seismic strengthening, redevelopment, and extension of a multi-level, heritage listed building.

Our stakeholder management was key to this project, as the site is located between the Universities library and the offices of the Universities most senior management team. The project also commenced during that critical student exam period.

Once completed, modification to the building undertaken since the 1960’s will have been removed and the building sympathetically redeveloped to suit modern needs and requirements.

Greenstone Group were proactive in engaging with Council, the heritage consultants and the contractor to ensure multiple measures were put in place to protect the heritage elements during construction.



Our team’s wide range of skills provides an experienced base for the complex project, ensuring suitable construction methods, design strategies and implementing strong project management practices.  This was a complex project and utilised multiple methods of seismic strengthening and a number of innovative mechanical ventilation solutions to protect and preserve the heritage elements and character of the building.

This project recently won the 2018 New Zealand Institute of Architects Heritage award and is recognised as one of Auckland’s best building projects.  It is critically acclaimed in terms of the Heritage restoration which was the main vision for this project for our client.