MALT STORE CONSERVATION WORKS — DOCUMENTATION COMPLETE
Swanston Square project, Swanston Steet, Melbourne
Documentation of the former Carlton & United Brewery red-brick malt store in Swanston Street is now finished, in advance of the work to be undertaken as part of the Swanston Square project, designed by architect ARM. Lovell Chen will oversee the conservation works to completion.
The three storey malt store, designed by H.V. and A. Chapman, dates from 1904, which was a period of expansion for the brewery. Its cellars were used for fermenting, with sugar and hops stored on the ground floor. The two upper levels accommodated 21 huge reinforced concrete malt storage tanks, designed by Monier Pipe Company and thought to be the earliest examples of their type in the southern hemisphere.
The adaptation of the building includes retention of three storage tanks. Two will be converted for use as meeting rooms in new upper floor offices and one will be retained as original. The ground floor will accommodate retail. The building's main entrance will also provide a passage to a new high rise building beyond on the main former CUB site. The malt store will be extended to the rear at level three.
Conservation works will include restoration of the retained Swanston Street and north facades, and reinstatement of the original fabric treatment and joinery paint colours. The building's face brickwork had fine black tuck pointing.
Lovell Chen prepared a heritage impact statement in support of ARM's permit application in 2012.
[ upper photo: Lovell Chen ]
[ lower photo: Malt Store circa 1930s, courtesy State Library of Victoria ]
ARTS CENTRE CMP REVIEW AND
Theatres Building, Arts Centre, St Kilda Road, Melbourne
In 1995, as Allom Lovell & Associates, we prepared a conservation management plan for the Victorian Arts Centre in conjunction with Professor Phillip Goad. Recently, we completed a CMP review for the Theatres Building in the complex, updating the plan and creating a practical heritage handbook for the building managers.
The Theatres Building opened in 1984, completing the Arts Centre complex, which includes the National Gallery of Victoria (1968, now NGV International), the former School of Art (1970) and the Melbourne Concert Hall (1982, now Hamer Hall). All were designed by architect (Sir) Roy Grounds. The complex was added to the Victorian Heritage Register in May 1998.
Lovell Chen was commissioned to update the CMP to include the physical changes that have taken place since 1995, and to review the conservation policy and its guidelines for future management methods. The Theatres Building has been re-surveyed, interior and exterior descriptions revised and the original assessment of significance amended as appropriate.
Our client, Arts Centre Melbourne, requested the preparation of a practical day-to-day management tool for the implementation of policy directions arising from the management plan. We recast the expanded CMP into a heritage handbook, using an updatable data-sheet format detailing policy directions for individual spaces.
[ photo: Arts Centre Melbourne from the Shrine of Remembrance, 2001, Lovell Chen collection ]
WHITE HILLS & EAST BENDIGO HERITAGE STUDY MOVES TO STAGE 2
East Bendigo, Victoria
Work on the White Hills & East Bendigo Heritage Study has moved to its second stage following the completion of community consultation and the identification of places of potential heritage significance. Stage 2 takes the project into detailed research and physical analysis, and will result in the preparation of a planning scheme amendment to protect identified places.
The study area covers 22 sq km of the north-eastern urban area of the City of East Bendigo. It includes East Bendigo, North Bendigo, White Hills, and parts of Ascot and Epsom. These areas are largely residential, with scattered buildings rather than streetscapes, but include a number of operational industrial/commercial sites, some of which are of considerable size.
In addition to the survey and fieldwork undertaken for Stage 1, earlier reports were consulted, including the Thematic Environmental History we prepared for the City, the final draft of which was completed in June this year. This work had identified thematic and geographic gaps in the current Schedule to the Heritage Overlay.
Stage 2 is due for completion in March 2014.
[ photo: Aerial circa 1929, courtesy State Library of Victoria ]
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August / September 2013
RESTORED KEITH HARING MURAL REVEALED
CAVE HILL LIMESTONE QUARRY CMP
WORKING WITH STONE : PRINCES BRIDGE, SCOTS CHURCH, OLD PHYSICS BUILDING, MELBOURNE GPO
AT HOME WITH CIRCUS OZ
NEW USE APPROVED FOR THE FORMER YORKSHIRE BREWERY SITE
REPAIRS AT THE FORMER STATE RESEARCH FARM
MARKING A CHANGING PORT — MELBOURNE'S MARITIME
A DECORATIVE EASTER AT ST MARY'S
RIPPON LEA ROOF REINSTATEMENT
NORTHBOURNE OVAL ASSESSMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE
ORMOND COLLEGE GABLES PROJECT
RICH HISTORY ON A CORNER IN FITZROY
A BEACON OF REFURBISHMENT
December 2012 / January 2013
BUILDING AND SELLING AUSTRALIA'S EARLY BEST-SELLING CAR
STATION PIER WALKWAY
PROGRESS AT NORMAN LODGE
CONRAD HAMANN ON ROBIN BOYD
RARE SURVIVOR FROM MELBOURNE'S HYDRAULIC POWER SYSTEM
THERMOGRAPHIC IMAGING OF STATE LIBRARY
PHOTOVOLTAICS AT WERRIBEE MANSION
HAMANN IS MOST PEOPLE'S CUP OF TEA
TECHNICAL FOCUS : MELBOURNE GPO — LEADWORK ON A GRAND SCALE