EMPORIUM MELBOURNE

COMPLETED: February 2014

PROJECT DETAILS:

LOCATION: 287 LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE, VIC
ARCHITECT: TRETHOWAN ARCHITECTURE
COMMENCEMENT DATE: AUGUST 2012

ABOUT:

Responsible for the preservation and restoration of the heritage-listed façades, dating back to the early 1920s Emporium Melbourne is now a premium retail shopping complex in the heart of Melbourne’s city centre.

HIGHLIGHTS & INPUTS:

Scaffold access.

Designed and constructed a detailed encapsulation, and installed guttering system on the scaffold to catch contaminated water and debris run-off during paint removal to adjacent buildings: Robertson and Moffat, Clarkes and Slatters.

Paint removed from all brick and rendered surfaces on adjacent buildings.

Repointed missing tuck joints to match original on adjacent buildings.

Steel windows manually hand stripped of lead-based paint.

Constructed missing timber and steel window frames.

Detailed inspection and documentation of over 240 windows to determine repair method to each frame.

Missing and decayed sections of timber and steel framed windows repaired and replaced, repainted and glazed in a mixture of glass types to suit original designs.

Casting of replica decorative render moulds.

Removed and replaced drummy concrete and render across façades.

Stone masonry repairs to adjacent buildings on Lonsdale St.

Replaced and reinstated flagpoles.

Refurbished the Lonsdale St clock ensuring it was fully operational.

Reconstructed the ‘MYER’ signage on Lonsdale St.

Cornice and ledge waterproofed.

Rebuilt parapet and parapet mesh fencing.