Chinese Garden of Friendship is more than just a city garden, the walled garden recreates the harmony of a traditional Chinese garden with waterfalls, exotic plants, pavillions and hidden pathways. In 2013, the public toilet facilities at the Chinese Garden were fully upgraded with male, famale and disabled toilets plus a baby change / family room providing visitors to the garden access to toilet facilities onsite.
The new facilities featured contemporary
As part of the Sydney Train's Station Refresh Program to deep clean, improve station security, upgrade toilets, install new lighting and provide customers with better facilities. Rockdale Station was one out of the nineteen stations in the south region to receive a "refresh".
As a State Heritage Listed building, the Priory came under the care and management of the Hunters Hill Council in 2008. As part of the Council's Conservation Management Plan, restoration works were carried out "from the gutters up". That is, restoration of the roof structure, chimneys, re-pointing of the upper sandstone walls, repair and painting of eaves, barges and window and replacement of gutter downpipes.
The City of Sydney Council covers just over 26 square kilometres extending from Sydney Harbour at Rushcutters Bay, to Glebe and Annandale in the west, from Sydney Park and Rosebery in the South to Centennial Park and Paddington in the east.
We have worked on a number of projects for the Council over the years. Ranging from major renovation work to one of Sydney's oldest buildings, the Gardener's Lodge, ensuring it opened again for business as a cafe after being vacant
Marrickville comprises some of Sydney's oldest suburbs from Camperdown, Lewisham, Newtown, Stanmore through to Tempe and with this age comes historical buildings.
Situated at 107 Crystal Street, Petersham is one of the few remaining Art Deco town halls in Sydney. To ensure it's original condition is maintained, Marrickville Council contracted AJB to repair, stabilise, restore and conserve the facade components of the Petersham Town Hall and Clock Tower.
These works opened up areas of the Woolwich Dock and Parklands Reserve that were previously not accessible to the general public. This included demolition and removal of existing structures, clearance of stockpiled materials, as well as considerable landscaping to create paved, native gardened area.
Construction of a short-stay car park at the popular North Head Sanctuary in Manly provided much needed additional parking spaces. The new bitumen car park and drainage included washed concrete kerbs and pathways, concrete retaining wall and deco granite.
Landscaping across five locations at the Kensington Campus of the University of New South Wales. This included concrete dwarf walls, specialist planting, paving and outdoor seating.
Working within a tight five-week timeframe, AJB undertook the civil and architectural landscaping project, work included washed concrete pathways with inlaid stone paving, off-form concrete walls and seating, sandstone retaining walls, and bulk planting work.
Following the demolition of the original building, AJB constructed the most advanced Nuclear Scintigraphy Unit for the University of Sydney's Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Camden. The construction process included the installation of the state-of-art technology, Skylight Oceania gamma camera and concrete shielded walls to ensure compliance with strict safety requirements.
At the Katoomba Hospital located in the Blue Mountains, we built the first multi-purpose indoor hydrotherapy pool at the hospital. The pool heats to 31-32 degrees Celsius with air temperature control. The project included all water purification and treatment processes. The pool is easily accessible for people with disabilities or wheelchair bound clients, with ramps accessing the building down to pool level.
Part of the Australian Government's economic stimulus package as a response to the GFC, "Building the Education Revolution" (BER), AJB built a total of 12 primary school buildings ranging from libraries, school halls, canteens, homebases to COLAs.
The locations were spread across Northern Sydney from Dural, Hunters Hill, Middle Harbour, Mosman, Berowra, Annangrove, Galston, Asquith, Mt Colah, Hazelbrook, Melrose Park to Clarke Road School in Hornsby
With the construction of a new joint fire and ambulance station at Bundeena. The station was officially opened in December 2013 as the State government's "first" purpose-built station for New South Wales.
The project was a refurbishment of the CSAT Modifications and OMBE Installation, Condense Physics Laboratories located in the lower ground and ground floors in Building K15 on the Kensington campus. The refurbishment works were undertaken whilst the building remained occupied by students and staff.
Constructed on the top floor of an existing three-storey building, the complete refurbishment and extension to the library building created facilities that provided students with access to a wide range of curriculum resources in an aethetic environment.
We performed internal and external alterations to these four two-storey dwellings, creating new dining rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and garden landscaping.
Whilst the townhouses are not heritage buildings, the site on which they are located has heritage significance.
Located within the Audley Weir National Park, we undertook the complete refurbishment of the heritage listed Audley Dance Hall building. The works included major demolition and structural alterations to the building fabric with significant hydraulic and electrical upgrades, new amenities area, all in preparation for a new cafe and commercial kitchen.
The project also included the installation of exposed aggregate pathways, sandstone paved outdoor dining area with custom