Adelaide Town Hall Conservation Project

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Project Information

Adelaide Town Hall and Eagle Chambers (constructed 1863-66) is located at 128 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000. It was designed by Edmund Wright of Wright and Woods architects as a result of a competition and is made up of a number of individual buildings which together is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register (file no.10859).

They are important historic structures and maintenance work must be to a high standard consistent with modern materials, techniques and trade practices without compromising the cultural significance of the place in accordance with the Community Land Management Plan (CLMP).

The Civic, Public and Function Centre uses include community services (such as concerts, weddings, graduations, and other events) and corporate services (Council and Committee meetings, civic receptions and accommodation for the Mayor, Councillors, CEO and Council administration).


Background

A façade dilapidation survey was completed identifying that conservation works are required. Some key issues highlighted include failure of water shedding surfaces, significant cracking, delamination and spalling of render and stone surfaces. These issues present potential public hazards and increased risk of further damage if left untreated.

To ensure compliance with the CLMP Adelaide Town Hall conservation works have been included as part of Council’s renewal works.


Timeline

The Adelaide Town Hall maintenance works commenced in September 2023 and will take approximately 16 months.

Project Information

Adelaide Town Hall and Eagle Chambers (constructed 1863-66) is located at 128 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000. It was designed by Edmund Wright of Wright and Woods architects as a result of a competition and is made up of a number of individual buildings which together is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register (file no.10859).

They are important historic structures and maintenance work must be to a high standard consistent with modern materials, techniques and trade practices without compromising the cultural significance of the place in accordance with the Community Land Management Plan (CLMP).

The Civic, Public and Function Centre uses include community services (such as concerts, weddings, graduations, and other events) and corporate services (Council and Committee meetings, civic receptions and accommodation for the Mayor, Councillors, CEO and Council administration).


Background

A façade dilapidation survey was completed identifying that conservation works are required. Some key issues highlighted include failure of water shedding surfaces, significant cracking, delamination and spalling of render and stone surfaces. These issues present potential public hazards and increased risk of further damage if left untreated.

To ensure compliance with the CLMP Adelaide Town Hall conservation works have been included as part of Council’s renewal works.


Timeline

The Adelaide Town Hall maintenance works commenced in September 2023 and will take approximately 16 months.