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Key Details
  • About The Project

    As it will be appreciated in our society today, we are surrounded by telecommunication and Wi-Fi in the context of heritage, it is often problematic when a telecommunication company decides that it needs to plant new equipment on the roof of a heritage building. Clearly, such equipment would never have been foreseen by the architect of he now heritage-listed building. Therefore, Heritage 21 fulfilled the role of architect -in chief for the project in order to radically reduce heritage impact and to maintain the integrity of the original building below.

  • What was done

    Telecommunications equipment was fixed to the heritage building in a manner that reduced visual impacts. This involved suggestions by Heritage 21 to the telecommunications company to either move equipment away from view lines to the building or to shroud them. Accordingly Heritage 21 performed an essential function in reducing heritage impact.

     

  • Time frame

    6 months on average

Services provided
  • Analysis of proposed position in heritage buildings for telecommunications equipment
  • Analysis of proposed position in heritage buildings for telecommunications equipment
  • Analysis of proposed position in heritage buildings for telecommunications equipment
  • Production of Heritage Impact Statements
  • Production of Heritage Impact Statements
Why was the work undertaken?

Under Federal Telecommunication Law, a telecommunications company is entitled to nominate positions for its equipment as of right. When these nominated positions affect heritage buildings, it is necessary to reduce impacts upon the heritage building wherever possible.

Who was the work completed for?

Various operators Nokia, Vodafone, Telstra, Optus and other providers

Outcome

Generally, a reduction of heritage impacts based on Heritage 21’s advice to various telecommunications companies.

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What our clients
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“I'd like to thank Paul and Lauren for their dedication, persistence and well thought through support and substantiation of the design merits of our development proposal; it is no easy feat to have a new building approved in a heritage conservation area, and particularly adjacent to heritage items. ”

Tim McLachlan
Development Manager

“I consider that we have a well prepared case that has been cogently articulated by Paul and Michael. It is a fraught experience for us, however we do appreciate the input from top professionals such as Paul ”

Richard Mann
Registered Architect

“Hi team at Heritage 21 I just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work on Mosman and being so responsive etc. One of our team recommended you and I have been very happy with the service provided. ”

Di Jones
Principal - Linked Project Management

“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.”

Veechi
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!”

Georgia
Holding Redlich

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

Sevda Cemil
Midson

“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
Urban Planning Consultant, Cityscapeplanning+projects

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