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Towns Place North & Jetty 10

Client: Walsh Bay Finance
Capabilities: Construction, Piling, Heritage Restoration
Region: Sydney (New South Wales)
Completed: November 2007
Waterway Constructions bought the 99-year lease to No. 6 Towns Place North, Walsh Bay and undertook the delicate refurbishment as part of the Walsh Bay Redevelopment.

Towns Place North is a two storey timber wharf building that was built in 1915, and served the Walsh Bay Wharves as the Main Office. It is constructed on a system of timber piers, headstocks and girders over the water, which were deteriorated due to water damage and termite attack.

The project involved Waterway Constructions installing 7 steel piles using a 200t crane through holes cut in the roof, first floor and ground floor of the building. The piles were 36m long and hammered from above the roof 16m through the seabed into the rock below. A 300mm thick concrete slab was then poured throughout the building, ensuring that the new load path for the entire building was through the new steel piles. For heritage reasons, the existing timber piles were re-supported from the concrete slab such that they remain a feature of the building.

Waterway Constructions also refurbished the superstructure of the Towns place North building by removing lead paint and asbestos, replacing weather boards, roofing and refurbishing over 40 double hung sash windows.

This project saw Waterway Constructions win the 2007 National Heritage Trust Award for Adaptive Reuse and receive nomination for many others.
Towns Place North & Jetty 10
Towns Place North & Jetty 10
Towns Place North & Jetty 10
Towns Place North & Jetty 10
Towns Place North & Jetty 10
Towns Place North & Jetty 10

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