Remediation completed at the historic Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments

August 16, 2021 | Projects

The Goldsbrough building is named after Richard Goldsbrough who arrived in Australia in 1847 and developed a highly successful wool business. The building, designed by William Pritchard, was once capable of holding 50,000 bales of wool a day.

In 1995 the historic building was refurbished into a mixed-use development, known as Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments, to house 538 apartments and 48 commercial offices right on the doorstep of Darling Harbour.

In December 2018, a severe hailstorm swept across NSW which resulted in extensive damage to the roof of the Oaks Goldsbrough.

Paynter Dixon was engaged in 2020 to carry out roof repair and replacement works that involved the design and construction of a 100m long upgrade of existing roof sheeting on the atrium roof which was damaged in a hailstorm.

Paynter Dixon General Manager Remedial Tim Kurniadi said our experience in remediating heritage buildings was key to ensuring a successful outcome for the client.

“Oaks Goldsbrough was a project that we took great pride in completing. As a heritage building, our team paid careful attention to protecting the heritage elements and worked closely with Remedial Consultant, Izzat Consulting Engineers, to ensure the completed works will last the test of time.”  

Significant scaffolding and temporary waterproofing were also required to remove the roof and protect the internal areas positioned over an atrium 15 floors high.

A progressive system was established to remove the existing roof, conduct repairs and modifications to the structural steel, prepare and paint in a protective coating system, crane lift and install 8m insulated roofing sheets.

There was a significant amount of corrosion to the roof structure that did not reveal itself until demolition works commenced. We worked closely with Izzat Consulting Engineers to ensure an appropriate remediation strategy was employed.

“Paynter Dixon’s strength is our ability to work closely our strata clients to ensure their requirements are met,” Mr Kurniadi said.

The project also involved installation of solar panels which is the single largest residential solar panel installation in the southern hemisphere.

For more information contact Tim Kurniadi from Paynter Dixon Remedial on: M: 0437 446 160. E: