The Pentridge site is an outstanding example of the kind of heritage that keeps people falling in love with history. It is imposing, with dimensions intended to evoke a response. It is monumental. It’s no wonder then that we’re seeing a renewed appreciation of its construction, its craft and material elementals.
It’s the sort of response that has become more common. In tandem with a growing artisan movement and respect for the hand-made, people have developed a greater understanding and appreciation of the architectural legacy of Australia’s past, and increasingly wish to see it preserved and repurposed with sensitivity and intelligence.
Such qualities have are hallmarks of the restoration work performed thus far by JBM Group and its construction manager Bryce Barker. We’ve spoken to Bryce before about the team’s efforts on the restoration of A Division and H Division roof areas, and with the recent completion of one of the guard towers, we thought it was a good time to delve further into what it is that makes the restoration efforts at Pentridge so special.
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Article excerpt taken from pentridgecoburg.com.au