meldrums building 1959 orewa – jurado architects studio

326 Hibiscus Coast Highway 1959

Our Orewa studio space was completed in 1959 by the Meldrum family. The construction sign outside states “Orewa Construction”. Its nice to have such a classic photo of the space we occupy daily.

The project Architects were Wilson Merdie + Gillespie Architects of Auckland and the project Engineers were R.M Tonkin of Auckland.

When the building first opened it housed Orewa Electrical in the lower floor, the Cabana Restaurant was on the upper floor along with an Accountant, District Heath Nurse and an Accountant.

You can still recognise the beams outside the canopy on the right hand side which are still there today outside the Thai Restaurant.