Hyde Park Barracks Museum - Lift Project

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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 only.

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.

Watch behind the scenes of the Hyde Park Barracks lift project  here!

Photo Credit: James Horan for Sydney Living Museums 

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