ClientCity of Yarra
LocationKevin Bartlett Reserve, Fr Smith Drive, Burnley
Project ManagerJohn Dibben
DatesJune 2019 – January 2020
Principal Consultantk20 Architecture
Delivery MethodFixed Lump Sum
The City of Yarra’s redevelopment of the Malcolm Graham Pavilion sought to encourage and enhance participation of females in sport and active recreation by specifically delivering modern gender-neutral change rooms with some really robust finishes.
The refurbishment to the existing pavilion included an upgrade of two player change rooms, public toilets and minor works to the social room, kitchen and laundry. The construction of a new adjoining building included two additional change rooms, a referee’s room, a first aid room and covered spectator area. It also required significant sewer works associated with replacement of the existing septic tank that provides grey water irrigation to the wider reserve. ESD aspects included use of low-cement concrete, new water-efficient fixtures and fittings, efficient light fittings and ground works management to avoid adulterating a potentially contaminated soil on a reclaimed site.
Alchemy proposed value management options for commensurate commercial quality finishes and fixtures and the site team scheduled and controlled site works to allow the sports facilities to remain open and fully operational for club members to train and play throughout the duration of the works.