Ridgway Chambers, Whanganui

Once Stevenson’s Store, Ridgway Chambers is the oldest building in Whanganui’s old town dating from 1870, and had been derelict for some twelve years. Large parts of the original building have been retained in this conversion providing gallery space downstairs and three apartments upstairs. It was a pleasure to reinstate heritage façade decoration and to bring the energy of residential use back into the city centre. Three apartments, each under 50m/2, provide customised residences for young professionals including lofts for hobby or additional bedroom use.