Restoration and Sandstone Conservation Works | St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney

In 2013, Jasper Swann was engaged by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney to provide a condition report for the sandstone facades at St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney. The works involved close-hand surveying of the sandstone facades with a view to future sandstone restoration and sandstone conservation works. The report – some 600 pages in length and containing hundreds of photographs – provided the client with a valuable document recording the current condition of the sandstone and identifying decay mechanisms affecting the sandstone. It also prioritised the need for future sandstone restoration and sandstone conservation works.

Restoration and Sandstone Conservation WorksThe 2013 stonework condition report was used to inform the subsequent sandstone restoration and sandstone conservation works that were carried out to the Sacristy and to the flying buttresses on the eastern side of the cathedral between 2014 and 2015. Jasper Swann was engaged as the client’s Project Manager to oversee those sandstone restoration and conservation works, and was successful in bringing the project in on time and on budget and ensuring works were carried out to a high standard.

(Follow the link to Publications to download Jasper Swann’s article ‘St Mary’s Cathedral – Conserving a Sydney Icon’ published in Discovering Stone).