LOCATION: 101-111 William St, Darlinghurst NSW
CLIENT: City of Sydney
COMMENCEMENT DATE: January 2014
COMPLETED: January 2015
This design and construction project offered a heritage edge with a modern twist. HBS Group were delighted to restore the heritage elements of the building and integrate the required fit-out of the internal works. Our client, the City of Sydney, was after a space to provide a creative hub in the inner city of Sydney where people and companies could find an affordable studio or workspace.
HIGHLIGHTS/SCOPE OF WORKS:
- Scaffold access to entire façades of the building. Vehicle access was maintained on Barnet Lane by way of a cantilevered scaffold using the building’s structure as support.
- Design and construction of the external façade including awing tie rods repair and replaced, fascia and soffit awning lining was replaced.
- Installation of awning overflow and downpipes box gutters and two concealed downpipes. Restoration of all heritage windows, non-corrosive steel sills, window hardware and opening limiters.
- The existing glass was superseded and replaced with new glass to meet current code requirements and wind loads.
- Render patches were specific to certain areas on the façade and were matched to replicate the current features.
- Parapet walls were secured back onto the building and paint/membrane used on parapet capping and down to the roof box gutters.
- Works to Barnett Lane included repairs and restoration/replacement of double-hung hardwood timber sash windows on levels 1 to 3, and ground-floor windows replaced with structurally separate windows to the bottom and separate louvres to the top.
- All glass was replaced in Barnett Lane to meet current code requirements. Render, painting/membrane and parapet walls were also upgraded.
- Internal works consisted of ground-floor fit-out works including: floor topping to entire level 1, supplying and installing new electrical and fire systems including a voice-messaging system to meet current standards.
- A state-of-the-art Blue Gen system was installed to meet the city’s new requirement for its buildings to have a sustainable greener footprint.
- A glass feature wall was installed in addition to the two front façade frameless doors. New partition walls were installed throughout the building.
- Mechanical works were carried out on the ground and 1st floors, with HBS Group supplying and installing new air-conditioning units and a power-monitoring device.
- The ground-floor works included the removal of existing contaminated underground fuel tanks, remediation of the ground, detail excavation and installation of a new concrete slabs.
- Construction of new amenities, bin store and bike hub.
- Roof works consisted of installing roof and anchor points, removing redundant roof plant, and making good and removing any fixtures no longer required.