PCB was engaged by Brookfield Multiplex Services to carry out the repair and replacement of roofing components to the buildings upon Spectacle Island.
Spectacle Island is located in Sydney Harbour. The site has been occupied by Defence since the late 19th Century and has significant heritage values, resulting in its inclusion on the Commonwealth Heritage List. The site is currently used as the Naval repository for the Royal Australian Navy.
The island is only accessible by boat, which presented logistical challenges in mobilising building materials to the island. PCB provided barge transportation for all materials, with all light items and personnel being transported in a smaller boat from Rozelle.
PCB engaged a reputable Heritage Consultant throughout the project who oversaw all works and reviewed all methodologies, so as to ensure best practice was employed.
The works included many original materials, and where existing materials had previously been replaced with modern alternates, PCB sourced more appropriate replacement materials that were more in keeping with the original materials and colours.
The works provided for Slate Roofing, Metal Roofing, Copper Downpipes and Rainwater Heads, and much more. In many cases the employed materials were crafted by hand, on site, thereby also employing more traditional methods of actually carrying out the works as well.
All works were completed without issue, and within budget, to the satisfaction of the client, Heritage Consultant, and stakeholders.