Inner West council proposed to create a unique landscape interpretation at the site of the former Coptic Church at Sydenham Green.
Built in 1884, the former building became the first Coptic Church in Australia and the first to be owned by Coptic migrants outside of Egypt. A fire in 2017 left the building severely damaged and as a result the decision was made to demolish the building.
The project included works by our NSW construction team, implementing a landscaped platform with a memorial sculpture, along with the installation of new park furniture and planting. In addition to this, we installed pavements as designed by the client by reusing salvaged bricks from the former church building and connected the space with an accessible concrete footpath.
Construction of the memorial structure was completed by Solutions Contracting.