The belfry of the Work Managers Office at the former South Eveleigh Railway Yards was an iconic feature of the Eveleigh landscape. The bell would toll several times a day, marking break times, the end of shift, and when pay checks were ready for pickup. Australian Technology Park Sydney Limited propose to restore the belfry and bell to operating order.
The International Business Centre was part of the original construction of the Eveleigh Workshops in the 1880s. It formerly served as the Works Manager’s Office, Pay Office and Timekeeper’s Office for the site. Most notable, a bell on top of the building rang the start and end of shifts, which controlled the actions of the workers on site. Although modified, the building retains many features that demonstrate its original function within the site, including the bell itself.
In March 2015, Extent Heritage were commissioned by Australian Technology Park Sydney Limited (ATPSL) to prepare a Statement of Heritage Impact for conservation works to the Bell Tower of the International Business Centre. The purpose of the report was to analyse the removal, conservation and reinstatement of the belfry and bell, and assess the potential impact of the works on the heritage significance of the Business Centre.
Site inspection and analysis
Review of relevant legislation and planning controls in relation to the project
Assessment of heritage impacts of the proposed works
Provision of project recommendations
Continued inspection and design/heritage advice during works
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