St Paul's Cathedral – Melbourne

St Paul's Cathedral, West door – Melbourne Asurvey undertaken by Falkinger Andronas P/c in early 2001, revealed serious problems of masonry and instability at the front spires of the Cathedral. Restoration began in August 2001 and were completed in September 2002. this work prompted a Masterplan and Conservation Management Plan, which were used in a major Public fund Raising appeal which raised more than $15 million.

Falkinger Andronas P/c were commissioned to carry out the restoration and renewal of the following work to the Cathedral between 2001 and 2008:

  • Central Moorhouse spire and tower
  • Upper and aisle roof repair
  • Conservation of stained glass windows
  • A new west front podium and West Door
  • New electrical lighting of the interior and exterior
  • New sound system
  • New lantern in the Central Tower
  • Cleaning of the interior

St Paul's Cathedral naveIn June 2009 the restoration work undertaken was recognised by a RAIA State Award and on 29 October 2009 the Lachlan Macqauarie national award was conferred. These awards recognised the outstanding work undertaken and noted how major works in difficult and inaccessible areas had been achieved. (see further details)

A competition was held for the design of the new West Doors. The 'Dalle de verre' glass concept by Janusz and Magda Kuzbicki was accepted, who also carried out he glass design of the new lantern. The work at the Cathedral is continuing.