In the early 1980’s Sheppard & Rout worked with the community to save the demolition of this historic building complex neighbouring Cranmer Square, originally built as a Normal School.

The project involved both restoring and developing the original building into 32 condominium units, all of which were different as a response to the bespoke nature of the complex. All historic features were preserved and exposed where possible. Cedar-clad extensions were designed to accommodate the house’s vertical circulation and ablution facilities. Garaging, a number of additional townhouses and pool area were placed into the original courtyard.

 Until the Canterbury earthquakes caused significant damage to the complex, Sheppard & Rout continued to work with individual unit owners and the body corporate. Amidst much controversy, the original L-shaped stone building was demolished in 2014.

NZIA National Supreme Award - 1990
NZIA Local Award - 1988
Civic Trust Award - 1983