Drum roll. Yes we have set a date for the start of the renovation to the Men’s Change-room. Work will commence in earnest on 1st of May, 2019. Installation of temporary facilities will commence in the week of 15th April.
Ross Boakes and his team will be coordinating and overseeing the renovation. We are using the same builders as we used for the Women’s Change room. We all agreed that they did a fantastic job of the women’s area and the plans for the men’s look just as impressive. Follow the link to see floor plans and some finishes, for those who are interested. There will also be material in the Top Room display cabinet for you to view. Ross and the team have put lot of work and thought into these plans and they are now finalised and signed off.
This extensive renovation is necessary and overdue. The timber floors, showers and other fittings and fixtures are all very much in need of replacement.
The footprint of the change room will basically stay the same and most importantly THE OPENING IN THE ROOF WILL REMAIN! There will be more lockers and hooks available for use and we will do all we can to give the same lockers back to the individuals that are using them at present.
At some point before the start date we will ask all locker owners to remove the contents of their lockers. Please do this as promptly as possible.
So, with such a large scope of works there will obviously be disruptions. The most obvious one being the back courtyard being taken over by a temporary shower shed for the men to use. There will be showers in the shed and we will be making use of the undercover area for changing. Ross has it all planned!! Please note we have opted for no temporary toilets as we believe they will be smelly (think Port-a-loo smell). The 2 toilets near the top room will be available for use. We figured that if the women survived without temporary toilets when their change room was being renovated, then surely the men can survive this small inconvenience too!
We are looking at approximately 4 months for the job but you never know what we will find once work commences.
It’s going to be fantastic when it is completed and I hope you will all be flexible, positive and patient.