Andrew Fedorowicz and Amanda Richmond are partners in Balance Architecture and Interior Design. Together they are currently restoring historic Palm House in Maldon, Victoria to its former glory.
Current Major Project – Cragieburn Sports Club
For Andrew however his major project currently is, as we mentioned last week, the Cragieburn Sports Club. Stage 3 of the building expansion program is now under way with Andrew as Supervising Architect maintaining an overview of all new building and construction at the venue.
The current phase of construction continues Andrew’s long involvement with the club. This commenced in the 1990s when he commenced working for the venue and its club management. A larger building was developed to incorporate the rapid expansion of the popular club and to facilitate the growing membership’s very real requirements.
Further to this significant additions to the complex were planned and implemented between the mid 1990s and 2000. These included the very extensive Tabaret facility and its building as well as what was then a TAB and also a Golf Pro Shop. This was affectionately known as the ‘West Wing’ extension in that the extension ran off the main building to the west.
East Wing Construction and Facility Upgrades
This third round of construction, about to get underway is on what will effectively become the ‘East Wing’. It will as suggested be at the Eastern end of the main building and will incorporate a flowing sandstone wall to blend the different edifices together providing a pleasing vista to soften the 1960s original building.
As described previously, this new ‘East Wing’ will provide two new function rooms, two substantial new bars, a major commercial kitchen to service the new facilities and a large interior children’s playroom with contemporary indoor play equipment and a clear, open glass wall to the bistro and parents seating.
The existing kitchen is being totally remodelled and restructured with new larger cool rooms, freezer rooms, new work benches, new stove tops and ovens and on a far bigger scale. It will be in fact ‘State of the Art’ and provide immeasurably better facilities.
The Engine room for all this will be a new large basement area. The basement will house a new refrigerated storage area for beer kegs, kept cool at a constant 4ºC. This area, the bistro, function rooms and existing facilities will be serviced by new switch rooms and electronic controls that monitor and control all refrigeration, cooling, heating and power usage, also located in the new basement level.
It is truly an exciting project and one Andrew Fedorowicz and his team are justifiably proud of.
Next week, with the holiday season fast approaching we will visit a delightful refurbishment at a beachside holiday home in Anglesea, a project now underway and again supervised by Architect Andrew Fedorowicz.