Alfred Nathan House

ClientUniversity of Auckland
LocationPrinces Street, Auckland
SectorTertiary Education
ValueCirca $10m
Area2300 m2 GFA

Project Description

Alfred Nathan House (ANH) was built in 1906 as a three-storey unreinforced masonry residence and has since been classified as a category A heritage building by Auckland Council. There had been several alterations to the original building, including interior modifications, an extension to the rear and a new lightweight level added to the top. The building was prone to overheating and offered a substandard working environment

ANH was classified as “earthquake prone”. In accordance with the University’s earthquake policy, buildings classified as earthquake prone must be upgraded or removed.


Precon were the Project Managers and Design Managers across the Briefing, Design and Procurement phases. We led the establishment and implementation of project staging to ensure continuity of service provision within the operating campus.

The works addressed four key components, seismic upgrade, the heritage reinstatement of the Princes Street frontage, the new east extension, and a replacement upper level.