Gartner Rose St John's College

Project Award for St John’s College Stage 6

We are delighted to advise that Gartner Rose has been appointed by Hector Abrahams Architects and St John’s College to undertake refurbishment works of the student quadrangle at St John’s College within the University of Sydney. The works will see Gartner Rose return for our sixth project undertaken within the 1868 heritage listed Gothic Revival College.

St John’s College was designed by one of England’s (and Australia’s) foremost ecclesiastical architects of the mid-nineteenth century, William Wardell, and completed by one of Australia’s well-known Colonial architects, Edmund T. Blacket. Established in 1857, the residential college is the oldest Roman Catholic, and the second oldest university college in Australia.

Gartner Rose will undertake various paving works including a new permeable paved outdoor dining area, a new raised stone dias and a new stone pathway from the student dining hall. Relocation of planter boxes and their watering systems will also form part of the works.

The project will be undertaken within a in a live environment, with the residential college maintaining operation throughout the upgrade.

This project will compliment our previous refurbishments undertaken at St John’s College including new dormer bedrooms, upgrades to kitchenettes and ablution facilities (stage one), upgrades to services, classrooms, the Nagle Library and Philosophical Room (stage two), refurbishment of the commercial kitchen (stage three), refurbishment of the student carpark (stage four) and finally, new heritage steel handrails throughout the Mary Chapel and Entrance Hall (stage five).

We look forward to a safe and successful project.

  • Gartner Rose St John's College Stage 6
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