George Seaview Hotel

The project extensively refurbished the entire facade of the George Seaview Apartments with concrete remediation, structural re-build, waterproofing, plaster moulding and render work together with a breathable silicate protective topcoat. The dilapidated facades (c. 1841 and 1925) were suffering from concrete cancer, damaged mouldings and plasterwork as well as structurally compromised parapets. Internal works were also conducted to review NCC (National Construction Code) compliance of this series of conjoined buildings.

Broad consultation was conducted with stakeholders, including tenants and user groups, Heritage Victoria and City of Port Phillip as well as with service supply authorities and the community in general. Artwork (by Jo Sciclua) was commissioned for the scaffold during construction with relational references to the building’s prominent history.

We assisted with the procurement and programming of site work and staging to maintain the commercial premises operations during the construction phase.


Client George Seaview Hotel Owners' Corporation
Project Facade renovation and restoration
Location St Kilda 
Traditional Custodians Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation