Surry Hills Community Centre
EnduroShield permanent protective coating has been applied to the
spectacular glass atrium of the new multi-purpose community centre
at Crown Street, Surry Hills. The Sydney building houses a new
library, as well as a neighbourhood centre and childcare facilities.
The new library spans two levels – the ground floor and the lower
ground floor, and is linked by a glazed atrium filled with plants. The
new centre sets a benchmark in environmentally sustainable design.
To reduce reliance on air-conditioning an open-air atrium and rooftop
plants naturally filter the air, solar cells provide power and tanks
collect rain water.
team at EnduroShield worked with façade consultants TTW and
façade specialists Austress Freyssinet to ensure that EnduroShield
was applied to specification and within the project time frame.
The EnduroShield coating will assist in protecting the glazed surfaces
by sealing the porosity of the glass. It will also protect against
staining, etching and the general deterioration caused not only by
weather and pollution, but also by the sprinkler system that will water
Due to the innovative design of the structure and the plant life within
the atrium, access for general cleaning will be challenging, to say the
least. The cleaning will be done by securing ropes to eye bolts on the
roof, and then abseiling down the atrium walls.
By minimising the time spent cleaning, maintenance costs will be
measurably reduced, and overall, the appearance of the Surry Hills
atrium will benefit from the protection of the EnduroShield invisible