LOCATION: John & Mount Streets, Pyrmont NSW
CLIENT: City of Sydney
COMMENCEMENT DATE: September 2012
COMPLETED: June 2013
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/SCOPE OF WORKS:
- 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.