Bankstown Sports Club would like to congratulate building company Paynter Dixon which has been recognised for the outstanding expansion of the Travelodge Hotel. They have been awarded an Excellence in Construction Award by the Master Builders Association, for the seamless extension of the existing building, which was completed with minimal disruption to patrons.
The MBA Awards are considered the most prestigious for the commercial building industry, with each project judged by a panel of industry experts. Entries are divided into price categories and cover the entire commercial contracting spectrum, ranging from the restoration of historic buildings to commercial, industrial, educational, retail and sporting facilities, as well as interior and shop fitouts.
Paynter Dixon was recruited to build an additional four floors on the existing Travelodge Hotel, creating another 54 rooms. The work involved waterproofing our glass roof, soundproofing, relocation of major services, retaining lift services to the existing hotel and providing a tower crane to service our loading dock and material handling through the site. All requirements were carried out while approximately 5,500 visitors used the building on any given day, with both the club and hotel carrying out normal operations throughout construction.
Bankstown Sports Club CEO Mark Condi says Paynter Dixon were professional from start to finish.
“I would like to congratulate Paynter Dixon on their award, which is well deserved. The addition of the extra 4 floors of the Travelodge was a very difficult job, particularly when it was carried out while the hotel was fully operational and was surrounded by a large hospitality venue with a glass roof. Paynter Dixon understand the importance of continuing to trade and the limitation of noise and general disruption. It is often a delicate balance between building to get the job done and allowing us to trade or even sleep! Paynter Dixon have this balance down pat”.
“We are extremely happy with the end result and Paynter Dixon are have continued to work with the club on a number of projects including the recently opened Basement Brewhouse, the soon-to-be unveiled Peking Square and 9-storey office tower”.
Paynter Dixon’s Business Development Manager, Robert Clarke, says it’s an honour to be awarded such a prestigious industry accolade.
“This project was one of the most complex projects that Paynter Dixon has ever tackled. The construction process involved complexities such as extending the two original glass lifts and goods lift, keeping the original hotel building waterproof and fully serviced - while adding 4 floors above, programming noisy activities so that hotel customers occupying floors directly below the construction were not affected, as well as providing protection for the glass roofs on the club below and utilising a 75m hammerhead crane to reach the roadway delivery points.
“Winning an award of such prestigious recognition for what we have achieved is really important to us. We think we are doing a great job, but it is gratifying to be recognised by our peers in this way”.