Year of Construction: 1906
This substantial building was designed and constructed by England Bros in 1906. The company also supplied the materials for the job from their building supplies division.
KPI Rothschild restored the building in 2004 and received a Civic Trust Award for this work.
The building housed the Globe Cafe and four boutique retailers on the ground floor. The entire first floor was occupied by Synapsys and the top storey was made up of individual upmarket office suites, where KPI Rothschild’s head office was situated.
The building was damaged beyond economic repair in the February 2011 earthquakes.