Richmond Working Mens Club
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Following the 2011 earthquakes, the Richmond Club was badly damaged and required significant upgrading. Kirk Roberts worked alongside local architects and contractors to create a state-of-the-art function centre, featuring restaurants, bars, and sports facilities.
Kirk Roberts provided project and design management services, as well as Structural, Civil, Environmental, Geotechnical, and Fire Engineering.
One of the main challenges was to facilitate the iconic cantilever roof forms with its sharp edges and internal gutters while still being relatively cost-effective. The structure also needed to be structurally stable during significant storms.
The entire team put a huge amount of effort into exploring various building systems and structural forms early on to ensure the Richmond Club received the Iconic building they wanted while still utilsing standard construction practices. We challenged the design at each stage of the project to ensure that the end product was in alignment with client expectations, with all teams on board with a best-for-project approach.
Kirk Roberts facilitated the entire design of the project and provided front-end leadership and management as well as driving engineering results through the course of the project. Kirk Roberts’s one-team and best-for-client approach led to a building that is now truly iconic in the Canterbury area.