LOCATION: 213-219 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW
CLIENT: Westfield Construction
COMMENCEMENT DATE: June 2103
COMPLETED: December 2013
Originally called the ‘Way Building’ and constructed in 1891, this former colonial building was originally one of seven buildings. It is reported that the Eway Building was the first building to acquire stone already dressed from the quarry in Sydney.
HIGHLIGHTS/SCOPE OF WORKS:
- Remove all existing styrofoam pediments, balusters and cornices from the building façade and scrape off residual glue.
- Supply and install new stone pediments, balusters and cornices to the building façade.
- The stones were carved to the size and shape required to exactly replicate the original stone elements.
- Engineering requirements were to design and certify the fixing system and installation of B-class hoarding and heavy-duty scaffolding to council requirements (inc shade cloth).
- All installation works were undertaken at night due to the busy public domain of Pitt St Mall.
- Clean off stained sandstone on upper portion of building façade and repair any damage to existing sandstone façade.
- Concentrated scrubbing of whole of Eway Building façade to remove all mould/dust and bring to a ‘like-new’ appearance.
- Make good all core holes/patching as required.
- Install new lead wreathing to cornices.
- Supply and install 3D 6mm-thick matt bronze cut-out lettering pinned to the façade.
- General repairs to gutters and downpipes to ensure the plumbing system was compliant.