Project Location: Pyrmont Sydney NSW

Client: BUILDER Peloton Construction / DESIGNER Luchetti Krelle

Scope of Contracting Works:

Save and restore original pressed metal ceilings in heritage listed building.

Project Description: 

The iconic Terminus Hotel in the Sydney suburb of Pyrmont is one of Sydney’s oldest pubs. Previously called The Coopers Arms Inn, it was remodelled in 1917 and named The Terminus Hotel as its location marked the last stop of the former electric tram line. Closed in 1984 the heritage listed building is full of character features specific to its Victorian and Federation eras such as pressed metal ceilings and original glazed tiles. Original pressed metal ceilings throughout the Federation section of the hotel were in excellent condition considering the building had been derelict for decades and the team from Sydney Pressed Metal were contracted to save, repair and restore the unique pressed metal designs. As part of the Australian Pressed Metal Group, Sydney Pressed Metal has access to the largest range of pressed metal designs in Australia and with the teams significant skill and knowlege of restoration, designs that are not in production were able to be saved and restored. As part of the refurbishment acoustic absorbtion was required with one of the pressed metal designs needing to be matched. Working in collaboration with the builder, architect and designer Sydney Pressed Metal devised an asthetic resolution without compromising the design and heritage fabric of the building. This was achieved by pressing one of the heritage pressed metal designs, Flinders Design, into perforated steel. Pressed metal designs that were used in the restoration from Australian Pressed Metal designs include; Melbourne, Flinders, Bean Pod cornice and borders in Fine Roughcast.