Roden Cutler House Façade Remediation Works

Sydney NSW
Jul 2018 to Dec 2018

Roden Cutler House Façade Remediation Works


Roden Cutler House is a hHigh rise commercial tower situated in Haymarket, Sydney with abutting commercial properties Metro and the Meriton Hhotel at the east and western building elevations.  Across from the main street entrance occupies is Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Roden Cutler House consists of 19  floors, primarily office/ commercial space with an aAntenna height of 142m from street level.

The building is owned by Ausgrid and the lower 4  floors house the cCity’s sSouth electrical substation. The building façade was inspected by technical consultant Arcadis whom wrote a report on the repair and improvement of the façcade. Following their inspection, subsequent safety hazards were highlighted by Arcadis to remove pieces of spalling concrete considered at risk of detaching from the building. Therefore, conventional repairs and protective coatings were selected as being technically appropriate to provide a long-term repair.


Key Aspects: 
9,601lm of joint sealant; 16,737m2 of washing and coating; and 705l of concrete repair.
Freyssinet Australia was generally contracted to repair and improve the external façade over various elevations of Roden Cutler House.
Access to the workface was a critical aspect of the project specifically with surrounding properties impacting the works via access restrictions. Our strategy for access was to utilise mast climbers, swinging stage access platforms whilst being supplemented by rope technicians in difficult access areas.
To maximise working time, all mast climber and swinging stage platforms were fitted with restraint devices to reduce the impacts of inclement weather on the operations and catch net control measures were implemented with consultation to adjoining properties owners.