Project Description

The Department of Education building is a heritage-listed state government administrative building of the Edwardian Baroque architectural style located in Bridge Street in the Sydney central business district in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia.

The Education Building will involve the addition of 4 levels above the existing 7 storeys, and the excavation of 3 levels of basement – to provide 195 hotel rooms, bars, function rooms, and pool. The Lands Building will feature 4 main levels with clock tower and roof dome above – offering 60 hotel rooms, dining room, gym, and various lounge spaces. The two buildings will be linked with a new tunnel below street level.


Scope of Works

SLH Industries was engaged for the provision of all Hazmat Removal Works associated with
the development which included:

  • Soft strip-out of building internals;
  • Removal/Salvage of heritage items;
  • Enabling works;
  • Asbestos removal;
  • Lead paint removal;
  • Remediation of lead dust;
  • Removal of PCB’s.

SLH’s workforce of 38 lead and asbestos trained personnel conducted detailed hazmat removal activities within approved encapsulation zones using specialised blasting equipment for the removal of lead paint material form rendered walls and solid surfaces without damaging the fabric substrate of the building. Specialised decontamination facilities were provided capturing the lead contaminated water which was periodically transported for treatment off site. The project is one of Sydney’s largest lead remediation projects under the revised AS/NZ 4361.1 2017 Australian Standards Guide to Hazardous Paint Management.