Junction Oval, St Kilda
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August 2017 Project Update
CONSTRUCTION PROGRESSES DURING WINTER
Relatively low rainfall during Melbourne's winter has allowed works to continue on schedule and budget.
The completion of the roof structure on the administration building has allowed construction to begin on interior wall framing, plastering and the installation of other building services. The fit out of the player locker rooms, medical services and gym area is nearing completion.
Most of the large windows have now been installed across the southern façade on Level Two (2), enhancing the view over the playing surface. Windows have been installed into the gym area on Level One (1) facing Kings Way and also on Level Three (3) facing north towards the city.
Exterior metal paneling has been installed on the northern and eastern side of the building. This paneling will undergo a natural oxidation process and take on an attractive rust colour in the months ahead.
Construction is currently underway on the steel roof structure which will house the indoor cricket nets and practice facilities.
The concrete slab for the indoor centre has now been poured with preparation for the internal fit-out underway. Concreting of the car park at ground level underneath the indoor centre has nearly been completed.
Also at ground level the facility will house significant storage areas; offices for ground maintenance staff, two 45,000 litre rain water tanks and a 40,000 litre 'grey' water tank. The fit-out in this area is nearing completion.
Externally, the asphalt path at the base of the spectator berm has been laid and the powder coated steel picket fence surrounding the outfield is being installed.
Works are also continuing to the internal change-room areas within the Blackie Ironmonger Stand. These works will result in three (3) new rooms providing greater flexibility for our male/female youth squads, the St Kilda Cricket Club and talented pathway squads.
The upgrade to the external areas of the grandstand are also progressing towards completion.
Further enquiries on the project can be directed to Doug Rennie, Case Meallin, firstname.lastname@example.org