Pelaco Sign Restoration

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The historic and heritage listed Pelaco sign at Goodwood Street, Richmond was in urgent need of restoration. SEMF’s role in the restoration project was principal consultant and project manager.

The restoration involved removal and replacement of the original Pelaco sign, including the steel structure and the twelve letters each 4m high.

SEMF’s Principal Structural Engineer, Chris Tattersall, carried out all the engineering design, liaison with Heritage Victoria, obtaining of permits from Heritage Victoria, City of Yarra and the Building Permit. He negotiated with Victorian Heritage Restoration Fund to obtain the grant, called tenders, selected the contractor, oversaw the removal of the old sign, oversaw the detailed design and shop drawings, and the eventual successful re-installation.

Findlay Engineering of Ballarat removed the old sign, detailed the steel and letters for the new sign, and carried out the reinstallation successfully over the weekend of the 25th June 2016. 

Download the case study here. 

Posted by SEMF on 6 July 2016

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