The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity located at 626 Bourke Street is recognised by the NSW Heritage Council for its cultural heritage significance and its contribution to the character of the Paddington area.
The first suggestion BellMont put forward to the client was to replace the lintels that were corroded with new hot dip galvanised Equal Angle Lintels that were structurally adequate for the loads imposed. Once this was completed, the site became more stable, durable and safer for its visitors.
After this, our engineers addressed public safety concerns surrounding the existing brick work on the building. Our engineers recommended that the existing bricks be re-bedded to match the opening dimensions and also rendered. The bricks and feature bricks were cleaned with acid and reused, in order to maintain the original fabric of the heritage site.
The final and biggest component of this job was undertaken on the arch of the Holy Trinity. The arch was deteriorating and the subject of significant cracking. A lot of the paint work had either faded or deteriorated over time, therefore our engineers advised that the arch be rendered and painted on the rear elevation of the arch and front render band to refresh the heritage site. Once these works were undertaken, the site was ready to welcome excited visitors with a brand new and revitalised exterior.