Client : City of Melville
Collaborators : Donovan Payne Architects
Budget : $6.7 Million
To be completed Late 2021
This current project is a major upgrade of the facilities at the popular Shirley Strickland Reserve in Ardross. It demonstrates Airey Taylor Consulting’s ability to create unique community facing Structural and Civil Engineering designs using a wide range of materials with great function and economy.
The project was funded by City of Melville with contributions from Lotterywest and the WA Government’s Community and Sport and Recreation Facility Fund.
The new design introduces an attractive new two storey Pavilion featuring full amenities for the site, including the main club room, multi-purpose rooms, foyer, kitchen, cool room/freezer space, bar/serving area, kiosk, change rooms, storage rooms, toilets, mechanical plant room, bin stores, as well as a commercial tenancy. The facility features excellent accessibility with full ramp access for both customers and staff.
There is an expansive balcony viewing area and seating for spectators of the oval on the southern side of the building. The Glass clad viewing space extends along the southern edge of the pavilion so that visitors can view proceedings of sporting events on the oval at all times when visiting the main club room or either of the two multipurpose rooms. The club rooms also feature a northerly facing glass aspect for the smaller north eastern play fields.
The Pavilion is unique due to the exceptional architectural design, incorporating Structural Victoria Ash Glulam Beams to give attractive timber curves to the building’s façade and interior spaces. Other structural features include tapered precast concrete columns and a post-tensioned concrete floor slab that cantilevers 4.5 m over the entrance walkway. Additional construction materials used included Aluminium trim, Colorbond roofing, Midland Brick in the Estilo Nero Azul style, Expanded metal cladding, as well as suspended Bondek Reinforced Slabs, reinforced in-situ concrete walls and structural steel beams.
Integrating all of these materials into a cohesive and structurally package is the mark of Airey Taylor Consulting’s capacity to blend aesthetic intent with structural know how.