Next brought innovative construction solutions to the refurbishment project at the Rooty Hill RSL Club, which involved installing two sets of major escalators whilst maintaining business as usual for the Club.
"The Club refurbishment project was complex and challenging and required a strong collaborative effort by all stakeholders," said Next Founder & CEO, Joseph Di Girolamo.
"We were able to assemble a team of consultants and subcontractors, who were dedicated to delivering a project involving a high level of detail and quality, which was required from both client and designer," he said
The Rooty Hill RSL Club is among the largest clubs in Australia and the refurbishment project was undertaken to improve the amenity for Club members and guests.
The $3.0 million refurbishment was designed by Altis Architecture.
Understanding the client's needs was important and was reflected in the construction program and methodology. The project team was also proactive in resolving a number of design issues.
The project involved two of the stages comprising major demolition and construction for the installation of the two sets of escalators and a third stage of associated fitout works.
The fitout works comprised high quality architectural finishes, which are prominent in the areas where the escalators are located. They include joinery panels utilising recycled hardwood, suspended planter boxes, mirrors and new lighting. In addition, all columns in the gaming area of the Club were reclad in stone.
All works were conducted during the Club's closing hours between 4.00 am and 10.00 am with the project team ensuring all work areas were cleared and made safe for patrons by 10.00 am each day.