Lady Banks Rooftop Bar at Bankstown Sports has picked up a Master Builders award. Picture: Graham Jepson

Club build specialist Paynter Dixon has picked up an Excellence in Construction award from the NSW Master Builders Association for its Lady Banks Rooftop Bar at Bankstown Sports. 

The construction of the Lady Banks Rooftop Bar is on Level 10 of the club, and sits on an existing commercial office tower, the Flinders Centre. The bar comprises 900sqm of terraces and 300sqm of internal seating. 

The award, for a Hospitality Building of up to $5 million, included works on the installation of a full commercial kitchen, a wood-fired pizza oven and the central bar. The interior design features joinery and specialised wall finishes creating a vibrant and welcoming space. 

Extensive landscaping was installed externally and internally, and detailed waterproofing systems were implemented to eliminate potential water leaks to tenant-occupied office spaces on the floors below.

“Paynter Dixon have created a standalone destination in Western Sydney by transforming an unused rooftop on a commercial tower into an acclaimed venue and should be applauded for this impressive feat,” the Association said. 

The Master Builders Association of NSW Excellence in Construction Awards is recognised throughout the industry as the hallmark annual event for the commercial, industrial and civil engineering sectors. The Awards celebrate outstanding achievements by companies and individuals in the NSW building and construction industry.

Robert Clarke, Business Development Manager at Paynter Dixon said the comnpany was delighted to see Lady Banks Rooftop Bar win the award.

“Through the years, our strength has been the ability to work closely with Bankstown Sports Club to achieve their vision of hospitality across a range of venues,” he said. “Lady Banks Rooftop Bar was an ambitious project that dared to transform the rooftop of a commercial office tower into a signature venue with universal appeal. The commitment was absolute, right down to the smallest detail of interior design.

Bankstown Sports interim CEO, Michael Clancy congratulated Paynter Dixon on the award.

“This project was the final piece of the puzzle for the Flinders Centre Bankstown precinct and we’re thrilled that our vision to bring a city-style venue to the heart of Bankstown has been brought to life”.degree panoramic views, the bar provides an elegant, multi-seasonal entertainment venue for relaxed dining and drinks with friends.”

Lady Banks Rooftop Bar at Bankstown Sports has views to the CBD. Picture: Graham Jepson

Cricket club awards for brick works

In other design awards news, Kings Langley Cricket Club’s new clubhouse, adjacent to the Pearce Reserve Oval in Blacktown, has earned an award in public architecture from the Australian Institute of Architects (NSW Chapter) for a design by Eoghan Lewis Architects.

Using Simmental Silver, by Bowral Bricks, and manipulating them in various ways, the design for the clubhouse in Blacktown, 30km from Sydney’s CBD, is a standout.

A planning collaboration between Blacktown City Council, Cricket Australia and the Parks Committee, the two new pavilions fill two functions, one for changerooms with amenities and the other, a clubhouse with a kitchen and bathrooms.

Eoghan Lewis Architects award-winning design for Kings Langley Cricket Club. Photo.Keith Saunders

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