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Foster Park – Changing Rooms & Toilets

Project Name
Foser Park Changing Rooms & Toilets
Selwyn District Council

Watts & Hughes were engaged to complete the construction of the Foster Park Changing Rooms & Toilets.


The building consists of eight changing rooms specifically built for rugby union & league, two of the changing rooms are for the rugby officials with six public toilets including two disabled toilets. The total square meterage of the changing sheds is 381m2.


The external works comprised of site set out, excavation, and fine detailing and laying of underground services. We then poured the concrete slab for the building, and erected a perimeter scaffold for the laying of the blockwork. Installation of the timber purlins and Hyspan timbers to the roof then commenced, with bracing and laying of the new Metalcraft Kahu roof sheets and facia’s with box gutters and downpipes following this. We then installed timber battens and Hardies board to the external soffits. The exterior of the building was then completed with anti-graffiti paint applied to all the external blockwork, and the hanging of pre-finished external metal doors.


The internal works consisted of electrical, mechanical, CCTV, fire alarms and hydraulic systems, including gas pipe work which also provided for the hot water system. A gas store was also built for the installation of gas bottles to provide a gas supply and hot water to the changing sheds. Timber framing was installed to all internal ceilings, with Hardies boards installed, prepared and painted.


Epoxy paint was applied to all internal walls and floors. Showers and sanitary were fitted into all changing rooms, and bench seating and cubicles fitted throughout the changing sheds.