Manteena was engaged as the Principal Contractor for the Alterations & Additions to the Existing Building at Sandon Point Surf Life Saving Club, Point Street Bulli for Wollongong City (WCC) in April 2011.
Work was suspended when Aboriginal middens* were discovered within the construction zone, resulting in the council undertaking a study of the site through the Office of Environment and Heritage.
Work resumed in late February 2012 after WCC re-designed the main disabled access along the side of step bank.
The alterations and additions consist of a Main Hall, Training Room, Canteen, Terrace and Amenities to the First Floor Level and Boat Sheds, Life Guard/First Aid, Store Room and various Wet Areas and Change Rooms on the Ground Level.
The new Surf Club Building also has external terrace areas, hard stand areas, an external Boat Ramp and full disabled access from the existing car park with dedicated disabled parking, disability compliant pathways and boardwalks to access the upper level of the building. The external work also consists of hard and soft landscaping.
The building structure is reinforced concrete, load bearing masonry & steel structural framework with a suspended concrete slab and external concrete terrace slabs. The external walls are generally painted render over brickwork/blockwork with powder coated aluminium windows. Other external elements include a Stainless Steel Colorbond Klip-Lok metal roof, Stainless Steel Balustrades, Ceramic Tiles to Terrace and painted villa-board soffit linings.
Internally, the walls are a combination of rendered and painted brickwork/blockwork; Timber/Steel framed partitions with various linings. Floors are predominately ceramic floor tiles, vinyl and concrete. The coffer ceiling to the Hall is lined with plasterboard. The works also include all associated hydraulic services, electrical services including light, power, fire detection and ventilation systems.
Works were completed in February 2013.
* Aboriginal Middens: A mound or deposit containing shells, animal bones, and other refuse that indicates the site of a human settlement. Also called kitchen midden. Source: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/midden