Heritage

Total areas of crumbling sandstone block walls needing to be removed and replaced whilst maintaining stability presented Partridge, the architects, and builders with major challenges, but through a collaborative on-site restoration, the Abbey was transformed. The project also involved construction of the old stables into open plan clerestory residential accommodation with strengthening steelwork exposed and in keeping with the heritage architecture, as well as an elevated stair/passage work connection to the original residence.

Partridge undertook a restoration project for the Stables Building at Vaucluse House, commissioned by Sydney Living Museums. The project consisted of three major components: the reconstruction of turrets, courtyard walls, and stables, all aimed at maintaining the authenticity of the original design. The damaged turrets of the main house were carefully reconstructed to rectify the effects of plant growth and weathering. In the external courtyard, stone arches and walls were rebuilt, addressing weathering and settlement damage. In the stables, extensive stone work removal was necessary and our solution involved the use of stainless steel ties and steel plate lintels to meet load requirements and ensure seismic resilience, while adhering as closely as possible to the original alignment.

Our team played a key role in the restoration and transformation of the heritage-listed Telopea building, constructed in 1885, into the modern and vibrant Albert Hotel. The project involved retaining and restoring the original features such as the slate roof, timber framing, and masonry walls, bringing them back to their former glory. Our team assisted to ensure the seamless integration of modern materials and contemporary architectural design, clearly delineating the era of construction. The result is a stunning hotel that beautifully combines the charm of the past with the comfort and style of the present.

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