The 128m tall NSW Institute of Technology (later UTS) tower built in the 1970s dominated Sydney’s CBD skyline until recent years. Opinions remains divided on the attractiveness of the building, but experts generally agree it is a fine example of 20th century brutalist architecture (Image courtesy UTS website).
Metrocorp was hired in 2006 to refurbish the 32-story building façade, where the aged concrete pebblecrete panels were a challenge to colour match. Concrete repairs and joint sealing to all faces of the building were carried out using swinging stage access. Work included removal of signage and refixing of it with stainless steel fasteners. Metrocorp maintained normal use of the busy building and surrounding areas.