Cronulla Station works including Heritage Brick Wall

Location:

Cronulla Railway Station
VALUE:
$450k
Client:
Sydney Trains
Duration:
Completed during 2011

This project involved the demolition and rebuilding of the existing Heritage-listed façade at Cronulla Station. The exterior façade, at the southern end of Cronulla Station, was approximately 160 metres long and 5 metres high. It was showing signs of increasing structural instability but due to the Heritage value of the site it could not be simply demolished then rebuilt. Rapid proposed and delivered a dismantle, salvage and rebuild methodology preserving the Art Deco design. Works also included 80 metres of re-roofing and reinstatement of moulded plaster ceiling elements to platform awnings and ceilings. Custom sections were fabricated in a variety of shapes then assembled and set on site once the termite-affected timber structure supporting the ceilings had been replaced with steel. We reinstated the originally installed Art Deco steel decorative flashings and skirts with replacement items, matching them from historical photos and through comparison with extant examples at stations further up the line, including Caringbah.