Willoughby Uniting Church, NSW
Willoughby Uniting Church, NSW

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10 Clanwilliam Street, Willoughby NSW

Structural Engineer:

Mott MacDonald Hughes Trueman


Uniting Church of Australia




All Design Brick & Blocklaying


Eric Sierins, Max Dupain and Associates

Terraçade™ installer:

Concept Roofing

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A dramatic new building in a Sydney parish exploits the benefits of contemporary construction materials and techniques while respecting the site’s heritage and neighbourhood character.

A two-storey atrium envelops the back of the historic chapel. The new structure accommodates a 250-seat worship centre, hall and meeting rooms and links to the former residence, now administration hub.

Willoughby Uniting Church, NSW
Willoughby Uniting Church - Willoughby NSW

The main cladding, Austral Facades™ Terraçade™ terracotta facade system, visually links the new building with the heritage buildings and the Federation-era neighbourhood.

The structure uses precast concrete panels, manufactured, prefinished and installed by Austral Precast. Austral Bricks Bowral® Simmental Silver dry-pressed bricks also feature in this project.

Willoughby Uniting Church, NSW
Willoughby Uniting Church - Panels & Bricks
Willoughby Uniting Church, NSW
Willoughby Uniting Church - Panels & Bricks

The staged installation of the concrete panels was constrained by the site and its suburban location. “There were a few very big lifts because of the tight site access,” says builder Adam Donnelly. “The final product was finished to a high standard and the parishioners are ecstatic,” commends Rev. Michael Thomas.


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