An original 1920’s era building, the Mentone Lifesaving Club was given a complete overhaul inside and out to improve the general amenity and public safety. Renovations included a complete fit out of an old toilet block that adjoined the lifesaving club. The male, female and disabled public toilet/change room facility comprises masonry, metal-clad doors and vandal-resistant fixtures. Sensor lights were part of an overall improvement to the lighting in and around the toilet facility.
The lifesaving club renovations included a new storage room and created better access across lower level by improved placement of doors and walls. With nipper season beginning in December, there were time pressures on site. So, too, were the obligations to maintain public safety during construction. We worked to a very specific and ordered week-by-week plan which included site inductions so contractors were fully briefed on public access and safety issues. An existing public canteen was able to operate successfully thanks to the planning of our works.
This project showcased our engineering expertise as we were required to prop an existing suspended slab on the first floor of the Club. We also had success using a waterproofing product called by Protect Crete, which creates a seal or membrane between old and new concrete.