LOCATION: Fitzroy Gardens Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross NSW
CLIENT: City of Sydney
COMMENCEMENT DATE: December 2011
COMPLETED: July 2012
The El Alamein Memorial Fountain is located in Fitzroy Gardens, Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross. It was designed by architects Woodward and Taranto and built on 18 November 1961.
The lively burst of water of the El Alamein Memorial Fountain commemorates the significant role played by the Ninth Division of the Australian Imperial Forces in the Allied victory at the famous battle of El Alamein, Egypt, during World War II. The victory, helped turn the tide of the North Africa campaign in favour of the Allies.
HIGHLIGHTS/SCOPE OF WORKS:
- The restoration works undertaken consisted of:
- Meeting all stringent hold and witness points
- Draining fountain
- Cleaning to all fountain elements
- Replacing missing and defective tiles
- Removing and replace sealant joints
- Refurbishing of dandelion fountain centrepiece, bronze weir sections, existing vents, light shrouds, plaques and other metal work fittings.
- Restoring existing stonework – including lifting and relaying copings, stone and concrete patching and pointing
- Asbestos removal
- Cleaning of existing tiles with poultice
- Tree root barrier installation and making good existing pavements
- Coordinating with services contractors
- Final clean