Project: Transport House
Where: 99-113 Macquarie St, Sydney
Type: Corporate refurbishment
Budget: $1.8 million
Built in 1935 this sandstone building with Art Deco influences is a heritage listed building. Originally designed by the architects Henry E Budden and Mackey for the New South Wales State Railway, this classic building now houses offices. All refurbishment must maintain the integrity of the original features.
The project included the construction of a stylish entrance clad with zinc panels to match the existing sandstone façade, the refurbishment of the heritage plasterboard tiled ceilings and fibrous linings, and alpolic panel linings to the roof level plant rooms. The project also required new bathrooms and central service cupboards, upgrades to the fire-proofing of mechanical and hydraulic risers, and suspended plasterboard ceilings and services bulkheads to all levels. Lastly, sealed secondary glazing was carefully designed and installed on all windows across 8 levels to allow for better heat conservation while maintaining the heritage windows.
Our team worked closely with Kell & Rigby and the design consultants to deliver this landmark project. Taking into account the limitations of a heritage listed building and working closely with the construction manager we were responsible for delivering the refurbishment of this beautiful historic building.
Our hands-on approach and regular consultation with the construction manager and the design consultant allowed us to carefully deliver a purpose designed refurbishment that took into account the uniqueness of this heritage listed building.