Waterproofing this heritage-listed building
Museum Station has state significance as the first underground station in Australia (with St James opened the same day) and demonstrates the adaptation of the London tube style station to the Australian situation.
The Museum Station entry building (Liverpool Street) is a fine and largely intact example of a small-scale Inter-War Stripped Classical style building which adds to the general character of the immediate area. It has significance as one of two buildings of its type and style remaining in the city (the other being St James). The combination of the entry portals, pedestrian subways and decorative interiors including light fittings, tiling and signage contribute to the aesthetic significance of the place and evoke a former era of railway travel.
Museum railway station was listed on the NSW Heritage Register on 2 April 1999
Silver Raven were commisioned to repair a leaking roof to limit water damage to the heritage building and maintain the integrity of the electrical lighting circuits
Scope of Works
- Removed and replaced the waterproof membrane over the roof.
- Re-pointed internal back face of the sandstone parapet wall and applied waterproof sealer.
- Repaired and replaced the existing lead over flashing.
- Removed redundant conduits and cabling, patch holes in ceiling and paint.