We are delighted to advise the safe and successful completion of the lift
project at the UNESCO World Heritage Listed building, Hyde Park Barracks
Museum, for Sydney Living Museums
This project involved the construction of a new glazed lift structure
to reach all three levels of the museum previously accessible by stairs
Over 3,600 hours of construction work was carried out, including
assembling 6.5 tonnes of structural steel. The lift design
comprised frameless glass panels, with the largest panel being 2.6m by
2.3m and weighing 380kg.
The 14m high lift shaft utilised 7.5m members with a bolted connection,
each weighing over 700kg. These members needed to be craned in position
through a door just 1.1m wide - with clearances of just 5mm. The same
door had previous been used for all the excavation and underpinning.
Significant infrastructure was put in place to protect the 200 year old
building. Various archaeology materials were also found amongst our works
which is an exciting part of our country's history.
You'll be able to experience the lift access when the museum completes
its renewal and reopens in February 2020, providing equal access to
every visitor to the Hyde Park Barracks Museum.
Photo Credit: James Horan for Sydney Living Museums