Fever Hospital (Former)

140 Alexandra Road, Wellington

  • Fever Hospital (Former). Image courtesy of www.flickr.com.
    Copyright: Tom Law. Taken By: Tom Law. Date: 9/10/2007.
  • Fever Hospital (Former). Image courtesy of www.flickr.com.
    Copyright: Tom Law. Taken By: Tom Law. Date: 16/01/2008.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5376 Date Entered 22nd August 1991


City/District Council

Wellington City


Wellington Region

Legal description

Lot 4 DP 316137 (CT 63103), Wellington Land District


This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. The following text is from the original Proposal for Classification report considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.

Built 1918-1919

Historical Significance: Originally known as the Chest Hospital, it was designed as a hospital for isolating patients with infectious diseases.

Architectural Significance: a good example of Arts and Crafts.


Construction Professionalsopen/close

Crichton & McKay

No biography is currently available for this construction professional

Additional informationopen/close

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1918 - 1919
A good example of Arts and Crafts

Completion Date

1st August 1991

Report Written By

Mary O'Keeffe

Other Information

The conversion of the Fever Hospital into the SPCA Wellington headquarters won a merit award at the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall awards, 2014.

A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Central region office

Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.