West HQ Carpark

Contract Type
Design & Construct
Client
Rooty Hill RSL Club
Architect
Cox Architecture

Next has commenced the design and construction of a new multi-deck carpark for West HQ (previously Rooty Hill RSL Club).

The carpark comprises approximately 3000 square metres over four levels with 570 car spaces and is being constructed to cater for patrons of the new 2000 seat Western Sydney Performing Arts Centre currently under construction. It will also cater for other community leisure and recreation facilities located within the Club’s precinct including the Novotel Hotel, the Sydney Gymnastics & Aquatic Centre and the AMF Bowling Club.

A major challenge of the project is the “live environment” of the Club precinct and the need to ensure the operations of the Club and the other facilities are maintained.

The first stage of the project involves civil works at the entrance to the Club and the Novotel Hotel to raise the ground level one metre. This will allow for a flat transition from the new carpark escalators to the Club entrance. The civil works will also include more than 3000 square metres of paving.

The second stage of the project is the construction of the carpark, which is to be finished to a high quality as it will be the main thoroughfare for people the visiting the facilities within the precinct.

Finishes include Class 2 finished concrete, Alucobond for the soffits and eaves, custom perforated metal cladding for the façade and line marking of car spaces with thermoplastic membrane to ensure all high trafficable areas will wear well. The project will also include installation of three sets of escalators and a lift.

Next has proposed the redesign of electrical and hydraulic services during construction works to ensure the Club or Novotel’s daily operations are not impeded and the construction program is maintained. The project team is working to introduce a further time saving measure, which will involve altering access paths to the Club and Novotel and enable Stage 2 to commence early.

The carpark project is the second Next has undertaken for West HQ. The previous project to install two sets of escalators involved extensive demolition and construction works while the Club remained operational.