SYDNEY PARKINSON TENNIS PAVILION
Client: City of Casey
Project Type: New Sporting Pavilion
Project Size: 340sqm and external pavements and retaining walls
Project Budget: $1m
Project Duration: December 2017 – July 2018
The Endeavour Hills Tennis Club had outgrown their original 100sqm log cabin which had been their home for the last 40 years. The original plans were to demolish the log cabin, however, at the eleventh hour, the City of Casey had a change of heart and decided to retain the historical log cabin and re-locate it to a new site with a new life as a Men’s Shed.
The new pavilion, will be nearly three times the size of the existing log cabin and will provide a large undercover area overlooking the tennis courts under a 3.5m cantilevered and angular orange soffit. The new pavilion will be fully functional with new social rooms, kitchen facilities, offices, amenities, first aid rooms, storage facilities, an outdoor kitchen and will catered for the accessibility needs of all persons. The finishes will include Mentone Premix exposed aggregate concrete mixes, glazed balustrades for clear viewing of the action on the courts, James Hardie Exotec Soffit’s, CSR Barestone wall cladding, Silvertop Ash shiplap cladding, Superdeck Roofing and Cladding, and many more features.
The project presented some architectural and structural challenges early on, and potential costs were starting to spiral out of control. After a series of meetings with a third party company, our director Jason Mortimore tabled a proposal to re-design the structure through the use of Light Gauge Steel Technology; our partner for this has been Dynamic Steel Frame http://dynamicsteelframe.com.au.
The resulting structure reduced the construction schedule, maintained the original budget and allowed for a far more innovative and compliant building.
Works are now back on track with an anticipated completion date of late July 2018.