The Torrens Parade Ground

 

Moving the cannons away from the external  excavation area for stormwater pipe replacement

Replacing stormwater pipes under the Drill Hall


The white-washed walls of the Drill Hall central to the Torrens Parade grounds site is part of the cultural and historical North Terrace precinct. The building is a now a much-loved multi use venue for the History Trust of SA. It is included in the State’s Asset Register and is being managed by the Dept for Environment and Water.

Brimblecombe Builders were successful in their tender to upgrade the stormwater drainage within and surrounding the drill hall building.
Workinmg on the stormwater pipes under the Drill Hall floor
The current drainage passes under the floor slab, but due to natural attrition these older terracotta pipes had failed. Current drainage needed to be diverted away from the building with minimal disturbance of the heritage valued structure.

New stormwater pipes were installed to the building perimeter after delicate excavation and coring. This scheduled work was done while, wherever possible, giving access for the events being booked and staged at the site, both within the Hall and the versatile open spaces of the Parade ground.