Next has completed the first stage of the $2.0 million Rooty Hill RSL Club refurbishment project. The Rooty Hill RSL Club is among the major clubs in Australia with over 55,000 members and is recognised as the entertainment hub of Western Sydney.
The refurbishment project has been designed by Altis Architecture and the first stage involved the installation of two escalators spanning from the lower ground floor to ground floor at the Club entrance accessed from the car park and associated fitout works.
Prior to installing the escalators the project team needed to provide adequate structural support for the slab cut out on ground floor. This involved strengthening existing steel members and the installation of various sized structural steel columns and beams to enable a void to be created in the suspended ground floor slab.
The 12 metre long escalators were then transported into the Club through a Franna crane and multiple forklifts. Multiple scaffolds needed to be installed to protect the escalators as the project team were required to lift out further structural steel and concrete elements from the site.
All works were conducted whilst the Club remained operational. To keep noise to a minimum the site team worked during the Club's closing hours of 4.00 am to 10.00 am.