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January 12, 2019  |  share:

A multi-million dollar redevelopment of the South Australian Cricket Association’s (SACA) Park 25 has seen a new three-storey sports hub created to support grassroots and women’s cricket in Adelaide.

The facility, officially named the Karen Rolten Oval, sits at the corner of Port Road and West Terrace and provides spectators with great views over the redeveloped SACA main oval, as well as ovals further afield. Designed by Cox Architects and constructed by Kennett Builders, the new building has dramatically reduced the footprint of previous buildings while simultaneously delivering much improved facilities.

According to SACA online publication, Stumps, the clubrooms are “first-class compliant” to allow the facilities to be used as an alternative to Adelaide Oval for domestic one-day games if required. The state-of-the-art building – completed in January 2018 – features six changerooms (including dedicated women’s and umpires’ change rooms), a function room, tiered seating, event management and player viewing areas.

A high efficiency HVAC system services the building, installed and commissioned by local mechanical services contractor, Integrated Air Services (IAS). “The project had a mix of products from Fantech, which was required to serve a number of different applications,” says Integrated Air Services’ Matt Longhurst. This includes general exhaust, car park exhaust, chemical storage exhaust, and bathroom, kitchen and dishwasher exhaust.

Matt says one of the challenges of the mechanical services design was in achieving the correct fan selection for the chemical store area. Through consultation with all parties on the design team, the chemical exhaust requirements were accurately identified and appropriate fans selected.

Fantech also supplied attenuators and supply air fans. “We used a number of PowerLine Series fans for this project to meet the specification, and Vacon Variable Speed Drives (VSDs), supplied by Fantech, for commissioning and to achieve the controls functionality,” says Matt.

Fantech also supported IAS during the commissioning process and assisted with the setup of the VSDs to achieve the specified air quantities. Matt says “IAS has always used Fantech products since the day we opened the front door. The range, service, quality, reliability and pricing is always spot on, and we have an excellent working relationship with the team at Fantech Adelaide.”

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