Balmain Hospital - Booth Street Balmain NSW

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Key Details
  • About The Project

    Balmain Hospital Main Building is a heritage-listed hospital building at Booth Street, Balmain, It was designed by E. J. Bowen and built in 1880. It is also known as the Administration Building of the hospital campus in Balmain. Heritage 21 was commissioned by the Sydney Local Area Health Service in 2018  to prepare conservation documents for the general repair work required to the original facades of the building including verandas, and roof repairs.

  • What was done

    A schedule of conservation works was prepared by Heritage 21 which mainly comprised specifications for the paintwork, repointing of the brickwork, veranda tiling, fenestration, removal of lead paint, brickwork, plaster detailing, signage, balustrades, timber fretwork, sandstone and several other elements. In all cases, detailed conservation specifications were prepared for the immediate commencement of the works.

  • Time Frame

    6 months

Services provided
  • Schedule of Conservation Works
  • General heritage advice
  • Detailed on-site inspections
  • Specifications
  • Client liaison
Why was the work undertaken?

The original 1880’s façade; although repaired in the past, has not had much conservation work effected to it. However, several urgent repairs such as the re-joining of the brickwork and the removal of incorrectly specified paint work in the past, required the client to urgently seek advice on appropriate conservation works. Heritage 21 stepped up the plate by producing the necessary documentation.

Who was the work completed for?

The property is owned by the NSW Department of Health.


As of February 2021, the works have not yet been commissioned due to funding issues. However, the documents have been repaired for commencement at any future date.

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What our clients
& partners say:

“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. ”

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