Commissioned by the Department of Defence to undertake various stabilisation works to 40 heritage listed buildings, located on the former Ammunitions Factory at Maribyrnong. These buildings and structures are listed on the National Heritage Register and all works were subject to Department of Environment, Water Heritage and Arts approval (DEWHA).
The repair/maintenance activities were designed to weatherproof buildings of exceptional or high heritage significance and to prevent loss of, or further deterioration of, significant fabric. The works included the weather proofing, clearing, hoarding, securing, painting and general repair works.
Synergy acted as principal contractor on-site, including responsibility for archival recording of works and presenting recommendations to resolve heritage fabric issues to achieve project objectives. The two most significant achievements during this project were;
The repairs, improvement, and rectification of the roof valley drainage system to the Fisher Stables, where clearing out drains, proposing and installing of duplicate drains as overflows and bird nest caps to prevent future blockages exceeded the objectives. The repair of the unique timber dust extraction tower and metal cyclone associated with the carpenters’ store, also resulted in a successful outcome. No evidence existed as to the structures original configuration. Synergy was responsible for the careful deconstruction and recording of the towers pre-and post-condition. Synergy was able to determine the original configuration and ensure the structure was reinstated accurately and to functional correctness. In both examples, Synergy’s Team was responsible for the investigation, assessment, recording, planning of the works.