A design and construct, managing contractor, seven-day a week project, including a live environment, complex heritage restoration on a multi-level building.
The Grafton Bond is 140-year-old heritage listed building located at 201 Kent Street, Sydney.
The building, designed by revered Australian architect William Wardell, was once part of a much bigger warehouse, capable of holding 44,000 tonnes of cargo and pressing 1600 bales of wool a day.
Today, it is home to an eclectic group of small businesses.
Time has caught up with the building and remediation work was required.
The project brief included:
- Timber frame recoating and repair
- Parapet capping works
- Masonry repointing
- Masonry crack stitching
- Balustrade corrosion works
- Cavity flashing works
- Slate roof tile repair
The project was a challenging one, with extensive project planning required due to site access, working at heights and hazardous materials.
The project plan included extensive work outside of hours, seven days a week to reduce disruption and noise.
It also required an intimate understanding of heritage restoration work, including replacing a slate roof and the handling of a hazardous material – lead.