Location: 10 Clanwilliam Street, Willoughby NSW
Structural Engineer: Mott MacDonald Hughes Trueman
Owner: Uniting Church of Australia
Builder: Donnelley Constructions
Bricklayer: All Design Brick & Blocklaying
Photographer: Eric Sierins, Max Dupain and Associates
Terraçade™ installer: Concept Roofing
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UNITING HERITAGE & INNOVATION
A dramatic new building in a Sydney parish exploits the benefits of contemporary construction materials and techniques while respecting the site’s heritage and neighbourhood character.
A two-storey atrium envelops the back of the historic chapel. The new structure accommodates a 250-seat worship centre, hall and meeting rooms and links to the former residence, now administration hub.
The main cladding, Austral Facades™ Terraçade™ terracotta facade system, visually links the new building with the heritage buildings and the Federation-era neighbourhood.
The structure uses precast concrete panels, manufactured, prefinished and installed by Austral Precast. Austral Bricks Bowral® Simmental Silver dry-pressed bricks also feature in this project.
The staged installation of the concrete panels was constrained by the site and its suburban location. “There were a few very big lifts because of the tight site access,” says builder Adam Donnelly. “The final product was finished to a high standard and the parishioners are ecstatic,” commends Rev. Michael Thomas.
PRECAST CONCRETE PANELS
Austral Precast is Australia’s largest manufacturer of precast concrete panels, a cost-effective solution for the industrial, commercial and residential markets. The company has manufacturing facilities in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.
Colour: Off white