LOCATION: 151 Darley Road, Manly NSW
CLIENT: Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
COMMENCEMENT DATE: October 2012
COMPLETED: April 2014
Winning worldwide acclaim, St Patrick’s College was designed as a blend of Neo-Gothic and Romanesque styles. Built between 1885 and 1889, the stone building is four storeys high with a six-level central belltower and a slate roof. A two-storeyed colonnade flanks the central entrance. Today, the building is leased and occupied by the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS).
HIGHLIGHTS/SCOPE OF WORKS:
- HBS Group were required to carry out the restoration repairs with minimal disruption to the ICMS school.
- Access was provided to carry out all façade repairs, which. included:
- Cleaning stonework before commencement of repairs.
- Testing to determine extent of salt contamination and associated desalination works.
- Supplying, delivering and installing new stonework.
- Repairing stonework, including: pediments, cornices, capping stones, string courses, friezes, balustrades, architraves, sills and other stone details as shown on the drawings.
- Repairing corroded steel structural elements as shown on the drawings.
- Removing loose, damaged and decayed stone and preparing for repairs or for installing new stones and/or sandstone indents to match existing details.
- Removing metal/ferrous plugs where signs and other items have been removed from the facades, and patching holes with mortar patches to match existing stone colour.
- Rubbing down stone faces to remove loose surfaces.
- Redressing stones where minor decay has occurred.
- Retooling rock-faced stone faces.
- Replacing missing pointing and removing damaged and loose pointing, and supplying and fixing new pointing to sandstone joints.
- Replacing existing caulking around all window and door openings with new caulking.