Stevensons were contracted to undertake the structural steel of this project in October 2010 to August 2011. The project was run as a design/build contract by Fletcher Construction Ltd.

The 1970s waffle-slab reinforced concrete structure of the existing tavern building is being retained, and refurbished to a high standard with a new building envelope.

The building has be extended upwards to add a further level in the form of a lightweight steel-framed structure with a pitched and stepped mansard roof, on top of the existing reinforced concrete frame.

The refurbished and enlarged building will accommodate new offices for the ambassador and his staff, with a Visa Section located on the Ground Floor for ease of public access.

A new three-storey wing will be constructed as a separate building along the Pipitea Street boundary, connected to the main embassy by a glazed link at Ground floor level. This wing has been designed to complement the aesthetic of the refurbished main building, and solid steel construction on the new building. This new wing houses a Functions Suite which is accessed directly from the main reception lobby.