Collingwood House 13 Birkdale Crescent, Liverpool NSW

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About the project
Key Details
  • About The Project

    In 2007 Heritage 21 was commissioned by Liverpool city Council to prepare a conservation Management Plan of Collingwood House. Collingwood House is one of the oldest extant rural villas in Australia. It was constructed in 1810 and there is documentary evidence that Governor Macquarie visited the house at that time. Since then, Collingwood House has been turned into a museum and more recently open to the public on specific days of the year. After the Conservation Management Plan was completed, Heritage 21 engaged in physical repairs and structural bracing off the very fragile structures on the site.

     

  • What was done

    Specifically, the service wing of Collingwood House was in very poor condition and its chimney had moved out of alignment requiring it to be structurally braced. Heritage 21 worked with the well-known Sydney-based structural engineer- Hari Gohil who prepared the necessary documentation for the entire structural bracing of the service wing building. This was conducted in 2009. Heritage 21 prepared the architectural drawings.

  • Time frame
    • Conservation Management Plan was produced in 2007
    • Service Wing was repaired in 2009
Services provided
  • Conservation Management Plan
  • Architectural Drawings
  • Structural Drawings
  • Onsite Heritage Construction Management
  • Heritage Certification
Why was the work undertaken?

Since Clive Lucas, Stapleton & Partners first attended to the conservation of Collingwood House in the 1970s, little maintenance had taken place. Heritage 21 was commissioned to assess the physical dilapidation of the building and prepare a specification accompanied by architectural and structural drawings for the repair of the farmhouse buildings dating back to the early 1800s

Who was the work completed for?

Liverpool City Council

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“Really appreciate the help in responding the RFIs. I acknowledge all the work that was required and that you put into that report. Maddocks said you made their job easy! ”

Max Symonds
Development Manager - Metro Property Development

“It has also been a pleasure working with Paul and your team on this project. To be honest, I had not done heritage projects before and it was only through Paul and your team’s guidance that allowed me to complete this project at a high standard. I am now confident in doing heritage projects like this and I look forward to the next project that we can work on together. Again, thank Paul and Divya patience and professional advice throughout the process. ”

Eddie Lam
Builder

“I just wanted to share the good news that Canterbury-Bankstown Council has decided to withdraw the development control order issued to our client. The report you prepared was pivotal in this decision by the Council. Many thanks to you, Paul and the team for your work on this. ”

Anna Lindeman-Jones
Senior Associate - Addisons

“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. ”

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