Government Property NSW (GPNSW) engaged City Plan Heritage for heritage consultancy services to the Department of Education building at 35-39 Bridge Street, Sydney. This publicly owned building was constructed between 1912 and 1914 to the design of the Government Architect of the day, George McRae.
The project aimed to provide GPNSW an understanding of the baseline condition of its heritage property portfolio, including the building fabric and building services. The team included specialists from City Services (BCA Peer Review), PeckVonHartel Architects (general Condition Assessment) Medland Metropolis (Services Engineering), Taylor Thomson Whitting (Structural Engineering), MbMpl (Quality Surveying) and Thomson Elevator Consultancy Services to provide consultancy services to Government Property NSW.
The outcome of this project was the identification, prioritising and costing of building defects (including structure, fabric and building services), as well as an understanding of life expectancy, liabilities and potential costs within the next 10 years. The report also advised on the implications associated with compliance with statutory standards and provide comment of the suitability of the site for the current use.
City Plan Heritage was engaged to review and update the building’s Conservation Management Plan (CMP) and prepare a Heritage Asset Management Plan (HAMP) for the site.