Fire Safety Constructions were appointed for the fire safety upgrade works and commenced in October 2009. The works, valued at $723,000, achieve the fire upgrade requirements of Sydney City Council while maintaining the original heritage and art deco features of the building. Design preparation included input from Architectural Heritage Consultants, Rod Howard & Associates.
Upgrade works included new timber framed fire doors, complete re-wiring and relocation of switchboards, new smoke alarm / fire detection system, hydrant landing values with diesel pump and a smoke exhaust system. Original features such as fittings, lobby timber wainscoting, heritage tiling, structural glass and the street awning were all rebuilt to heritage Architect requirements or retained. Fire Safety Constructions were selected by competitive tender based on their past experience with fire safety upgrades in heritage sensitive buildings.
An electrical design delay necessitated the works be staged so, after several months off site, the stage 2 works were completed in August 2010. Stage 2 works were managed by Martin + Spork Architects.
During the works we utilised our resident area of the webpage which enabled password protected access to Site Meeting Minutes, Resident Notices and progress photos.