City of Stirling
This project involved refurbishment of the popular Inglewood United Soccer Club facilities, for City of Stirling. It had been years since the last upgrade was completed by the City, although a number of minor improvements had been made by the Club.
The facility no longer met current BCA requirements, with major alterations required to the entry and exit points, bathrooms and lobby, as well as the car park. The upgrade aimed to address these concerns, as well as creating a new spectator viewing area and generally refreshing the dated facilities.
Following consultation with Club and City of Stirling representatives, it was agreed that a series of changes were needed to the initial design. The project team worked closely alongside the Designer to incorporate these changes seamlessly and ensure works were able to commence without delays.
As the Club made daily use of the facilities, coordination of the bathroom reconfiguration and construction works proved challenging. Ultimately, to ensure safety and comfort of patrons, temporary facilities were provided, which enabled AE Hoskins to flood the site with tradespeople at the front end of the project.
The adjusted project scope incorporated major demolition and reconfiguration of the existing building, to convert an existing storeroom to a new universal access toilet and increase the number of male and female facilities available. A new entry lobby was constructed off the car park area within the former bathroom area and a series of upgrades to the plumbing and drainage were required to accommodate the additional fixtures, as well as upgrades to the electrical services. A general refurbishment of the main hall was completed, with new lighting, wall and floor finishes, as well as new glazed emergency exit points throughout. Finally, a new deck was constructed outside the bar area, allowing supporters a fantastic view across the pitch.
AE Hoskins Building Services worked closely with the City of Stirling team to deliver these works in a manner that minimised impact on the club. We allocated significant in house resources, using our own tradespeople to deliver 90% of the scope. We proactively addressed a series of unanticipated issues at start up from site, which enabled the project to pull significantly ahead of schedule. Practical Completion was achieved 4 weeks ahead of the initially anticipated date, despite incorporating a series of additional works and design changes.
The completed project is a modern and functional community sporting facility, which encourages community participation. A high quality of workmanship is evident throughout, with a focus on detail and quality materials creating a great finish. Most importantly, the Club is incredibly happy with the finished product and very proud of their renewed home!