Corrimal Coke Works

April 17, 2024

Client: Legacy Property
Location: Corrimal NSW

The Corrimal Coke Works, established in 1911, was a pioneering regional facility that utilised waste heat for power generation. Over the decades, it expanded its operations, including additional ovens and a new power station in the 1960s. Despite changes in ownership and environmental improvements over time, the plant ceased operations in 2014 after a century of operation.

Legacy Property, in collaboration with the Illawarra Coke Company, successfully applied to rezone the 18.1-hectare site located in Wollongong’s northern suburbs. This area will be transformed into a vibrant residential community, featuring approximately 550 dwellings, including a mix of low- and mid-rise apartments and townhouses, along with new parks. A dedicated heritage precinct will commemorate the site’s rich history.

Partridge played a pivotal role in preserving the site’s historical significance. Our team conducted a thorough inspection of the heritage structures, resulting in a detailed report assessing their condition and providing expert recommendations for repairs, restoration, and risk mitigation. Our efforts supported our client’s application to the State Heritage Council, advocating for the conservation and continued legacy of this industrial heritage site.

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