PYRMONT COMMUNITY CENTRE

COMPLETED: June 2013

PROJECT DETAILS:

LOCATION: JOHN AND MOUNT STS, PYRMONT, NSW
CLIENT: CITY OF SYDNEY
ARCHITECT: OCP ARCHITECTS
COMMENCEMENT DATE: SEPTEMBER 2012

ABOUT:

Pyrmont Community Centre was built in 1891. Formerly Pyrmont Public School, it is a brick building featuring a belltower, belfry and slate roof, and is on the Register of the National Estate.

Today, Pyrmont Community Centre is one of the City of Sydney’s council-run recreational centres.

HIGHLIGHTS & INPUTS:

The building provided a challenge during the construction works as it continued to run as a live community centre.

The scope entailed many works across all sections of the building, including:

Patching cracked pavements to front verandah.

Repairing and desalinating stone plinths, and painting palisade fences.

Desalinating stonework and repointing joints.

Repairing window sills and installing new storm moulds, and painting, repairing and patching stone sills as scheduled.

Desalinating stonework, repointing and providing protective lining to stone pediment, friezes, lintels and sills to hall.

Desalinating stonework, repointing brick and stone joints and providing protective lead lining to central belltower.

Replacing corrugated roofing roof and fixings.

Repairing eaves linings, fascia and painting.

Installing new rainwater heads, sealing gutter joints and replacing copper downpipes to north façade.

Desalinating stonework and providing lead cover to chimney flues.

Repairing lintels to central-south façade ground-floor windows and doors.

Providing new concrete stair and removing and replacing steel stair stringer.

Removing existing lobby floor and replacing it with concrete topping and tile finish.