Having developed a strong relationship with Investa, delivering annual facade audits and risk mitigation recommendations for a portfolio of 30 buildings nationwide, CORE was engaged to prepare a remedial specification for the Grafton Bond Building at 201A Kent St in Sydney’s CBD. The impressive, 140-year-old heritage listed building was experiencing expected levels of deterioration to various facade elements for a building its age and required careful restoration to preserve its heritage value.
6 months – remedial specification
12 months – construction
Passionate facade remediation experts: preserving buildings of the past to enrich communities of the future
Home to a diverse range of small businesses, the heritage restoration was highly complex, carried out in a live environment with extensive project planning required due to challenges with site access, working at heights and hazardous materials on site.
The pre-delivery stage was particularly critical to undergoing work outside of hours and reducing disruption/noise throughout the works.
The scope included:
- Preliminaries and drawings
- Window sealant works
- Timber frame recoating and repair
- Glazing putty repair
- Parapet capping sealant works
- Security bar works
- Masonry repointing and crack stitching
- Balustrade corrosion works
- Cavity flashing works
- Guttering works
- Slate roof tile replacement
CORE’s strong understanding of the intricacies of heritage remediation combined with our team’s passion for sustainable and cost-efficient solutions has proudly seen the Grafton Bond Building’s facade restored to its full potential.