St Georges Presbyterian 201A Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW

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About the project
Key Details
  • About The Project

    Heritage 21 worked with the church in order to document the necessary sandstone repairs to the spire of the church. The Church was constructed in 1860 and had fallen into considerable disrepair. The aim was to completely conserve the spire of one of Sydney’s earlier churches and to structurally brace it against potential seismic movement.

    Working closely with the client (Presbyterian Church) and the Council, Heritage 21 produced a comprehensive set of documents identifying each stone on the spire which need repair and or replacement.

  • Project summary

    The project comprised documentation mainly as well as liaison with the client, builder, sandstone mason, engineer and council together a comprehensive set of drawings and specifications was produced for DA purposes initially and once DA approval was received, construction certificate documentation commenced.  Once approval was received for the construction Certificate, tender docs were repaired and sent to 3 prominent sandstone masonry companies in Sydney from which a successful tendered was selected. The project value was approx. six million dollars.

  • What was done

    All the documentation was produced for purposes of obtaining DA, CC and tender documents. Once prices were received, the Church discovered that it had insufficient funds to commence the project. At present the project is on hold pending funding required to commence the work.

  • Time frame

    Heritage 21 spent 5 years working on the project – initially responding to an order to make safe. The order was issued by Sydney City Council and eventually went on to the production of all of the documentation required for the approval and tendering purposes. 2013-2017

Services provided
  • Detailed sandstone conservation documentation
Why was the work undertaken?

There was a safety concern relation to the spire of the Church. The spire is constructed exclusively from sandstone but over the last 160 years has fallen into disrepair.

Who was the work completed for?

St Georges Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia


Although no construction ever commenced and the safety scaffold is still in place, with the documentation already produced, the project can commence at anytime prior to the DA expiring.

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What our clients
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“We would also like to take a quick moment to thank you all for your contribution to the project and we will update you on any developments as necessary”

Jose Serrao
Registered Architect

“Dear Heritage 21 team, I am please to advise that all the work prepared by your team has satisfied council’s contentions. We definitely know who to come to next time for heritage matters. ”

Andres Caceres
Level 33

“Thank you for all your work preparing this Statement of Heritage. I sat down yesterday and had a good read cover to cover, and felt very appreciative of your level of research and detailed consideration of our requirements.”

Varuna', Katoomba

“Just wanted to let you know, Council agreed with us in our application to reinstate the front facade! I am so excited. I wanted to thank you for all your help in getting this across the line. ”

Jane Frawley

“It has been a pleasure to work with you and your team as well!”

Holding Redlich

“Dear Heritage 21 team - This is an excellent result, thank you for all your work.”

Sevda Cemil

“Sites with heritage values present great opportunities, however often can be easily derailed if clear, concise and timely advice is not provide at the earliest stages of site planning. I have worked with Heritage 21 over numerous projects across Sydney and have found them to be valuable project partners in the development process. ”

Vince Hardy
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