Envivo’s JAWA engineering team provided civil and structural engineering design for this ground-breaking template for community sports facilities. Designed in 2009/10 in collaboration with Hillery Priest Architecture (masterplanning) and Pacific Environments Architects, the overall project included 6 new astrograss tennis courts, a new artificial hockey turf and a new multi-use pavilion built alongside existing sports fields at the Papatoetoe Recreation Ground at Hunters Corner, Papatoetoe.
The pavilion houses changing rooms, a weight training centre, administration offices and indoor cricket nets on the ground floor, with a bar, function rooms and viewing decks on the first floor. It is used year round by a range of sports such as rugby, cricket, soccer, hockey, tennis and bowls, with several local clubs using it as their clubrooms.
Envivo’s team of engineers provided:
- Civil works design; including drainage of external paving, the tennis courts and hockey turf, upgrading of existing public wastewater and stormwater drainage infrastructure, water supply for both potable and non-potable use and watering of hockey turf, pedestrian boulevard from Sutton Crescent, pedestrian access from existing carpark off Great South Rd and off-street carpark off Sutton Crescent.
- Structural design and documentation of the pavilion building.
- Construction phase observation and monitoring
The completed facility has won wide acclaim as a blueprint for how a single ‘hub’ facility can support a wide range of community clubs and groups in a focused, concentrated development. We were pleased to be able to collaborate with the architects and the client (Papatoetoe Sports & Community Trust) to provide a ground-breaking and well received community facility.
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