PROJECTS /SHARKS FOOTBALL CLUB
Project Sharks Football Club
Architect Shane Denman Architects
Project Engineer Clive Cowdell
The Sharks Football Club is one of the most well known and successful clubs on the Gold Coast. Its success both on and off the field, together with a strong local demand has resulted in the Clubs need for rapid growth in recent times. The original building has been extended and altered a number of times through-out the years to better service its growing client base.
Westera Partners were commissioned by the Club to undertake all works associated with the alterations and extensions to existing building. With limited documentation available from the original build, we spent many hours crawling through, under, over and around existing construction to ensure we understood the original engineer's scheme. The new works structural steel and foundation detail was intricate and awkward when marrying the new to the existing. Under the new scheme, parts of the original load-bearing structure were also removed which required careful thought and consideration. The new walls and ceiling linings now cover the structure which is a combination of the old and the new.
Sharks Football Club continues to be a very popular meeting place for people of all ages. Its reputation as a successful football club and its proximity to Griffith University and the new QLD Government University Hospital project will ensure its continued growth in the future. Westera Partners look forward to continuing our long and successful ties with the club.