SCOTS’ CHURCH, MELBOURNE

PROJECT COMPLETED

May 2017

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Located in the historic northern precinct of Collins street, The iconic Scots’ Church is one of the oldest and most prestigious Churches in Victoria.  Ivy Constructions is proud to have completed multiple work packages for the church over several years.

On 2017, Ivy conducted works to the secondary timber spire called a flèche.

These works included a cantilevered scaffold to access the spire, lead paint removal, paint restoration, carpentry works, engineering inspections and make safe works, copper flashing fabrication and installation and careful tensioning of the structural torsion rods to the interior of the spire.

Ivy coordinated with many specialists on the project, such as Monzon Australia to engineer the scaffold design as well as the underlying structure to ensure the 140-year-old roof could support the scaffold safely.

For this, 3D models of the scaffold were created to assist with this process as well as give an indication to the visual impact for the church and its neighbours.

Ivy also worked closely with Dulux Australia to implement a patented lead paint removal system and to ensure that the new paintwork to the flèche will last for many decades to come.

The project was completed to a tight deadline to ensure the church was fully operational for the busy Easter season and the neighbouring Westpac Bank bicentennial celebration.