Construction is complete on the $16 million Eastlake Football Club in the Gungahlin Town Centre.
The Club facilities consist of a bistro including alfresco dining and indoor children’s play area, entertainment lounge, large function (200 guests), gaming lounge and sport bar with TAB facilities.
There is also a separately licensed public bar on the corner of Hinder and Efkarpidis Streets.
This is the 27th club project that the Company has carried out and the 8th for the Eastlake Football Club.
People are encouraged to join the club by visiting www.eastlakefc.com.au
Project Coordination completed the comprehensive refurbishment of the Ground Floor of the Ainslie Football Club in 2016.
The construction works were undertaken in two stages to enable the club to be fully operational throughout the entire refurbishment process. The first stage included the Fireside Lounge and Bar, Fireside Terrace, Gaming Lounge and Bar, toilet facilities, reception and entry porte-cochère. The second stage included a complete new commercial kitchen, refurbished toilet facilities, and creation of the Limestone café bar and brasserie restaurant.
The end result is a contemporary club which focuses on intimate spaces and the latest in design features. It has a timeless style and approach—from the light fittings and features to the furniture and spaces.
To find out more about the Club please visit www.ainsliegroup.com.au
This project involved the extension of the Gungahlin Lakes Community Club to create a new foyer, bistro area, gaming area, smokers’ area, piazza bar cafe and external terrace area, children’s zone, function room kitchen function area, function toilets, fine dining area and plant room.
Refurbishment of the entire existing Club was also undertaken including the gaming area, gaming area toilets, main bar, cafe, bistro area, bistro area toilets and spike bar. The Club was fully operational while the refurbishment works were being undertaken.
Pier and suspended concrete slabs were constructed on existing ground to enable excavation at a later date for car parking and storage. Services for a future external cabana bar were installed underground. A suspended concrete slab was constructed above the function area to enable the offices to be extended in the future. Complex architectural structural steelwork was constructed for the fine dining area.
Nominated in the 2012 Master Builders Excellence in Building Awards
Project Coordination was engaged in late 2009 to carry out refurbishment works to the Canberra Labor Club Belconnen. The project consisted of refurbishments to the North and West façades of the Club throughout the Club’s Restaurant and Kitchen facilities. Works included the construction of a new awning and an upgrade of the ceiling and carpet to create a vibrant new look. An extension to the northern façade now forms a new al fresco area which is adaptable to the weather with operable doors and shutters. A major refurbishment of the kitchen was also undertaken.
A requirement of the works was to allow the existing kitchen to remain operational during normal trading hours, to address this matter the project team and stakeholders coordinated enabling night works to be carried out. Work was conducted in two shifts per day to allow for a shorter construction programme and faster completion with minimal disruption to the Club.
This project consisted of the complete demolition of the ground floor bistro toilets enabling the expansion of the existing bistro to cater for the clubs growing needs for dining. Extensive alterations were required to the kitchen exhaust systems and hydraulic services that passed through this area. New floor coverings were installed together with new a ceiling, all to match existing. The curved bulkhead over the existing bistro servery was modified once demolition had taken place. Additional air conditioning units were required in the area to balance the air and to maintain the comfort level for the patrons.
Being self contained, this area was able to be demolished with little disruption to the dining area. The kitchen exhaust alterations had to be carried out at times that did not disrupt the pastry cooking that utilised the area in the kitchen affected by this work. This made this work extremely difficult as the time available was extremely limited.
This work comprised a major fit out of an existing vacant space built in advance for this project. The space was divided into 4 function rooms with operable walls capable of creating rooms of varying sizes. The space incorporated a stage, preparation kitchen, bar area, toilets and change rooms, extensive audio visual, lighting and mechanical to cater for up to 700 seated patrons (1000 in theatre style).
A new service lift was installed along with an access corridor in the basement from the main kitchen to the new service lift.
Due to the close proximity to an adjacent apartment block the design was subject to very strict sound rating of the external walls and roof. In order for the Club to operate the area with bands and entertainers, a sound rating of 65 STC was required. This very high level required the construction of double walls lined with high level acoustic insulation. The existing roof had to be insulated double lined underneath as well. The decorative ceiling below was also insulated and lined to provide further sound protection.
Nominated in the 2009 MBA Excellence in Building Awards in the category of Commercial and Retail Fit Outs over $3m.
This project involved the complete refurbishment of the first floor of the Eastlake Football Club. The first floor was also extended to the edge of existing structural steel, with a smoking balcony built under the existing roofline. A new lift was installed, which required the building of a lift well from within the Club’s gaming area.
Works included demolition, the installation of a new bar, upgrade of toilets, feature ceilings, electrical, hydraulic and mechanical services, floor finishes. A series of operable walls were installed to enable different rooms to be created to accommodate various sized functions.
Works were required to be carried out while the club was fully operational on the ground floor and offices on the first floor were being used. Over many years the club had carried out a number of extensions, and alterations to the point were the floor levels were out by up to 40mm. The integrity of the metal roof was also damaged causing leaks. Much of this damage was found on demolition and had to be fixed to allow for the weight of the operable walls.
Nominated in the 2008 MBA Awards for Excellence in the Category of Commercial and Retail Fitout, Refurbishment or Alteration $300,000 to $1million.
A brand new building was constructed adjacent to the Mawson Playing Fields for the Woden Valley Soccer Club.
The Club facility included toilets and showers together with a canteen and administrative and storage areas.
Work on this green field site was completed on time and on a tight budget for the Club.
The quality of workmanship and design coordination were the main feature of this very successful project.
The building was designed to be highly secure when not in use because of its location, and for it to be opened up to the playing fields for easy access by Club members. Behind the external roller doors are a series of aluminium doors and windows which make the clubhouse welcoming.
This project consisted of a complete refurbishment to the 30 year old bar area at the Club. The main shell of the bar was to remain but the bar top, bulkhead, bar front, ceilings, beverage display joinery were all redesigned and replaced. The ceiling tiles and exposed timber beams in front of the bar and adjacent members lounge were also removed and replaced with a new ceiling grid and tiles including 40 downlights. A dynamic feature of the bar was the inclusion of two laminated columns and display panel that disguised the beverage dispensers and associated piping from the view of the Club’s patrons.
The Client requested that the bar remain operational at all times during construction. Project Coordination worked closely with the Club and devised a programme to refurbish the bar in two halves to ensure the bar remained functional. The majority of the works were also undertaken early in the morning prior to the bar becoming busy.
The existing beer garden to the north of the building was upgraded from a small uncovered area to a larger area comprising a new roofed section with a stage area for bands, entertainers, shows, meetings etc. A covered way was provided to protect patrons from any inclement weather. Some existing garden beds were removed; the area was terraced slightly and tile pavers installed with new planter boxes provided. The external perimeter was shaped and plants / mulch installed to act as screening to the area. Galvanised water tanks were installed to catch the rain water off the new roof and thus provide some assistance in the dripper system installed to water the new plants. Two of the tanks were fitted with a piped water feature that pumped water from a covered drain below the tanks up to the top of the tank where it then cascaded down the ribs of the tank and back in the drain below.
On the south side of the building, a new covered terrace was installed to provide a protected area for the patrons that smoke. This area was necessary as the new smoking laws made it mandatory that there was no smoking within club premises. Gas fired heaters were installed in both areas for the comfort of the patrons during the colder months. These were set with motion sensors that would turn the heaters on when a patron entered the area and then turned off after a short time when the area was vacated.
In order to maintain a water supply to the plant dripper system, a float switch system was installed in the lowest installed water tank. A water supply line was installed from the main irrigation system to the last tank. In the event of an extended dry period, where the tanks could not be filled with by the rain, the float switch would open when the water level was below 300mm, allow water from the irrigation main in and switch off when the level was back at 300mm thus maintaining a water supply to the plants.