Built in 1875, as the home of the Beresford Street Congregational Independents, Hopetoun Alpha's elegant Greek Doric architecture was the design of the then well known architect, Philip Herepath. Captain William C Daldy was also involved in the project and was a major contributor in financing the construction, which is reputed to be the first poured concrete building in New Zealand.
In March 1876 a series of opening dedication ceremonies took place, one of which was a Public Meeting chaired by Sir George Grey. The first church service to be broadcast live across New Zealand was from Hopetoun Alpha in 1925.
In 1994 Ashton Wylie purchased the building and proceeded to renovate this unique and stunning architectural building to an exceptionally high standard.