Heritage Restoration at Circular Quay Portobello Café & Oyster Bar

Heritage Restoration at Circular Quay by Valen Project Services

Heritage Restoration at Circular Quay

Valen Project Services have been engaged to work alongside the Government Heritage Team to undertake significant heritage restoration works at Circular Quay on the historic Waterfront Heritage Buildings, both the former Sydney Cove Oyster Bar and Portobello Café. Click the links for each property to read more about their heritage significance via the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority website.


Additional Project Works

Working alongside the client during a rapid turnaround of works, we have coordinated additional project requirements stemming from inspections undertaken by incumbent providers once the make good was complete. These include additional works to the hydraulics, upgrade to new grease trap, repointing and masonry restoration works, comprehensive remediation of the heritage timber windows and doors, and thorough inspections and assessments of the roof including replacement of the terracotta slate tiles which are unique to these buildings.


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Circular Quay, Sydney


Not Disclosed


Place Management NSW


Make-Good underway internally. Cantilevered Scaffold Built over the waterfront for access to façade for window and exterior building fabrics to be reviewed and remediated. Spire polished back to reveal exemplary copper beacon.


Internal Make Good Complete. Timber windows and doors restored in line with Heritage Management Plan. Structural Engineers and Heritage Architects consulted to formulate roof and masonry restoration works plans. External Masonry Repairs underway. Internals of site ready for new fit out.
The team are always a pleasure to deal with and make each project a winner.
Place Management
Project Manager

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