• Capabilities: Engineering, Facade Engineering, Diagnostic and Remedial
  • Sectors: Public Sector

Sydney Town Hall Clock Tower

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - Preserving the iconic nineteenth century sandstone Sydney Town Hall and clock tower for another 100 years.

$A30M

refurbishment
Sydney Town Hall Clock Tower Stock Image

Meeting a range of heritage and aesthetic imperatives to preserve Sydney's iconic Sydney Town Hall Clock Tower.

Sydney’s historic Town Hall is not only the most elaborate example of Second Empire Style architecture in Australia, but the 55 metre clock tower has been striking each hour over the city’s oldest street every day since 1884.

Conserving the striking sandstone facade to last another 100 years saw the Arcadis team providing expert façade engineering advice while also undertaking seismic strengthening of the deteriorating clock tower belfry.

To meet a range of heritage imperatives, and keep any visual or aesthetic impact to an absolute minimum, an innovative, cast stainless steel “Vierendeel” cage was used to closely fit the building’s existing structure and form. Media rich, photographic ‘wraps’ also ensure the look and feel of such a high public building was not lost during refurbishment. 


Outcomes

$A30M

refurbishment

Questions about this project

Kevin Hunt

Business Leader – Facades
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