Winner of the Australian Stone Architectural Awards for Best Restoration Project
Recent restoration work on the Brookman Building at the City East campus has been praised by the Australian Stone Architectural Association.
The restoration work, undertaken by Heritage Stone Restorations and Grieve Gillett architects, won a national restoration award at the annual Australian Stone Architectural Awards.
The restoration work focused on the external top of the building including the tower, chimney and pinnacles and involved shaping and fitting replacement stone and specialised cleaning.
All works were carried out in accordance with the Australian International Council on Monuments and Sites principles of ‘doing as little as possible but as much as necessary’ to maintain the heritage values of this significant Adelaide building.
The Brookman Building foundation stone was laid in 1900 and the building opened in 1903 to accommodate the South Australian School of Mines and Industries.