Scheduled Clubhouse Maintenance – Ongoing Updates
Members are advised that there are a number of maintenance and refurbishment projects underway in the Clubhouse. Please note that the following areas are currently affected:
- The Main Kitchen and the Dining Room are currently closed. Due to the work on the Clubhouse Ground Floor, evening dining will only be available in the Fitness Centre Cafe.
- The Atrium and surrounding corridors are currently being repaired and re-carpeted. As such, access in these areas will be limited – please follow the signage provided in the Clubhouse.
- The Large and Small Card Rooms are currently closed – the first bridge sessions will commence in the week commencing Monday 21st January.
Further Details on the Maintenance Work
The replacement of the exhaust hoods and plant equipment has commenced. This involves the removal of the majority of the kitchen equipment, lights and power to be disconnected and the ceiling to be removed. The exhaust hoods have been removed and the new hoods are now being installed.
This involves a team working in the roof space replacing the ductwork running from the kitchen to the exhaust plant room. The new ductwork and fans have been brought into the roof space via a scaffold on the Stone Driveway. The fire suppression system will also be replaced.
Various areas of the ground floor will undergo re-carpeting in a staged process including the Atrium, Sitting Room, Drawing Room, Reception and corridors. This is expected to be completed by Saturday 26th January.
The painting of the Lower Ground and Ground Floor of the Club House is expected to take approximately three months. This work has been scheduled around other area closures and early evening to work around other projects. The Men’s Locker Room, Card Rooms, Corridors and some Back of House areas have been completed.
Atrium Roof Waterproofing
This project is due to follow on from the completion of the Kitchen Exhaust works around mid-February. This will be carried out at the same time as the Reception and Atrium Air Conditioning project.
Reception and Atrium Air Conditioning Replacement
This will involve up to three partial closures of Kent Road to allow for the use of a large crane to raise and lower materials and equipment to the roof area. During this time the air conditioning will be unavailable in these areas, but the Club is investigating temporary air conditioning.