The Perth Treasury Building demolition project was particularly challenging. The building and its surrounding structures are heritage listed and therefore any damage to the adjacent structure was a concern to both the Architects of the new development and the team at Focus Demolition.
Even minimal damage to the remaining parts of the building had to be avoided at all cost. The demolition of the Treasury building was a thoroughly planned, step by step process that left little margin for error.
Before the demolition could even begin however, all hazardous materials such as asbestos had to be carefully removed by the asbestos removal specialists at Focus. Then salvage stripping began, which was crucial due to the heritage significance of the materials used. This process included ensuring that windows, doors, floorboards and even skirtings were removed without any damage.
Next, the three buildings targeted had to be structurally separated before demolition could commence, but this also posed challenges. Due to the significant heritage importance of the bricks from the old prison section of the building which were hand-crafted by convicts from the early days of the Swan Colony, these bricks had to be carefully removed by hand and preserved.
Being in the heart of the Perth CBD, dust misters and high pressure water hoses were used strategically to minimise dust and disruptions to nearby pedestrians and neighbouring buildings.
The demolition of the Treasury Building was carried out smoothly over the course of 2 months, with no accidents or incidents. The end result was a clear site left in pristine condition, ready for the construction of the new 6 star hotel and office space planned for the space.
On Site With Focus – Perth Treasury Building
Take a few minutes to witness how the team at Focus Demolition tackle the challenging task of demolishing a piece of Perth’s past to make way for future city developments.
The Perth Treasury Building and its surrounding structures are heritage listed and therefore damage to adjacent structure was a concern to both the Architects of the new development and the team at Focus Demolition.