At Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station, Lovell Chen has undertaken a forensic process to repair water-damaged original fabric, increase structural and seismic stability, and introduce new structure and servicing into an iconic civic asset. Every millimetre of the extant fabric has been carefully assessed, and a rigorous program of restoration and retention implemented, with all works adhering to the Burra Charter and undertaken while the critical transport infrastructure remained fully operational. An immense task of painstaking assessment, preservation and restoration, this vital exterior work sets a quality precedent for the future adaptation of the building’s interiors.
Flinders Street Station is located in Melbourne, Victoria, and built on the land of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation.
- Lovell Chen
Melbourne, Vic, Australia
- Project Team
- Peter Lovell (project director), Deirdre Heffernan (project leader), Suzanne Zahra (heritage architect)
Building surveyor Philip Chun
Compliance The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, UoM Commercial
Quantity surveyor Donald Cant Watts Corke
Services engineer Norman Disney and Young
Structural engineer Bonacci Group
- Site details
Commercial / public buildings
Type Heritage, Refurbishment
- Project Details