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Item details

Name of item: SCEGGS Redlands
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Education
Category: School - Private
Primary address: 274 Military Road, Cremorne, NSW 2090
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
274 Military RoadCremorneNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A group of buildings that form an elite private school that was established on the North Shore as early as 1884. The Liggins Building(exterior and interior) represents one of the original school buildings on this site. There are also Federation style dwellings that address Gerard St that contribute to the school's evolutionary heritage significance. The Gymnasium(exterior and interior), known as the Lang Building, is a good example of an unusual building type characteristic of modern school education and is an award winning design by Architect Alex Popov. The school also incorporates the Old Cremorne Post Office (Item 2181205) . The landscape setting of the school site is also of signiifcance.

Heritage Inventory sheets are often not comprehensive, and should be regarded as a general guide only. Inventory sheets are based on information available, and often do not include information on landscape significance, interiors or the social history of sites and buildings. Inventory sheets are updated by Council as further information becomes available. An inventory sheet with little information may simply indicate that there has been no building work done to the item recently: it does not mean that items are not significant. Further research is always recommended as part of preparation of development proposals for heritage items, and is necessary in preparation of Heritage Impact Assessments and Conversation Management Plans, so that the significance of heritage items can be fully assessed prior to submitting development applications.
Date significance updated: 17 Apr 14
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Designer/Maker: Alex Popov (Gymnasium)and others
Builder/Maker: Waterhouse Constructions Pty Ltd
Physical description: The school contains a variety of significant buildings including the Gymnasium, Basically a single volume gymnasium with perimeter columns of concrete, concrete floor and brick infill walls. There are wall highlights and roof lights. The roof appears to be a bowstring truss structure. There is an undercroft which is used for games. The concrete stairs to the main floor level act also as bracing elements. The Gerard Street elevation is faced with black tiling. This building is designed in the Late 20th-century international style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:03 Jun 11

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Sport-Activities associated with organised recreational and health promotional activities (none)-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Events-Activities and processes that mark the consequences of natural and cultural occurences (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare locally.
Integrity/Intactness: _
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanNorth Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2013I006502 Aug 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931334Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonRI FEb 93 Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenMarguerite Gillezeau2011Our History - Redlands

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181334

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