Transforming Dunedin’s 1937 heritage-listed former Chief Post Office Building into a luxury hotel was an exciting challenge. Integrating modern facilities for the new purpose of the building, including new services and better movement between spaces was a significant aspect of the design
Converting the former basement loading dock and mailing space into a hotel reception, restaurant/bar and private function spaces challenged the approach to making modern uses work. Existing mail safes were transformed into private dining spaces and food/bar preparation spaces.
Using our expertise to restore the existing building features and limiting demolition to only essential elements, we were able to preserve the historical character of the building in innovative ways to be admired by locals and visitors alike.
Princes Street Dunedin
Distinction Hotels New Zealand