Project: Stage 3 – Elder Hall Northern Facade Conservation
Awarded By: Master Builders South Australia
The HSR Group completed this major conservation project in record time whilst overcoming significant onsite difficulties and still making the building operable to students.
The project saw the original hewn rock-face blocks freed from a thick layer of concrete-based render that had been applied during previous site works as an attempt to modernise the exterior, and extensive stone replacement with new high quality sandstone materials quarried from NSW.
The sandstone blocks were hand selected for purpose and carved onsite by HSR Group’s stonemasons using specialist tools in order to achieve finishes to the exact standard demanded required for a building so integral to the aesthetic of the Adelaide University campus.
Those involved showed exceptional pride in workmanship and superior quality in a challenging working environment.