central market façade

adelaide south australia

conservation of the facade of two heritage listed market buildings has been identified, documented and commenced by flightpath architects to preserve the heritage of these iconic adelaide structures

Flightpath have been working with ARUP Facade Engineering, MOTO Projects and WT Partnership to observe and conserve the facades of the two local heritage listed market buildings, built 1900 (Grote Street) and 1906 (Gouger Street) following the establishment of a City Market at this site in 1867 by the Corporation of the City of Adelaide. 

The Grote Street building is a two-storey brick building with a four-storey tower to the western end of the building.  Not long after the Grote Street additions were completed, a 121 foot veranda was added to the facade (since replaced).  In 1905 seven old shops at the southern end of the Central Market facing Gouger Street were demolished to make way for larger two-storey shops which were completed in 1906.  The main features of the building are three distinctive gables (previously modified), projecting from above the parapet.

Following dilapidation inspections by both Flightpath and ARUP, a prioritised scope of conservation works was identified, which were subsequently documented by Flightpath. The works have commenced to the Grote Street building and include; re-tuck pointing of the brick facades and tower, repairs to parging and copings, installation of concealed structural pins and restoration of the timber windows. 

Flightpath continues to provide specialist heritage advice through the works implementation phase.