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.”