With a client relationship spanning 22 years, Paynter Dixon was Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club’s partner of choice when it looked to update its existing bistro and Oasis lounge areas as well as refresh the children’s play area. The Club sought to refurbish one of its main dining areas with a fresh and vibrant look. As a popular meeting area in the Club, all project works had to be completed with minimal disruption to the existing function of the bistro. We achieved this by renovating in work stages so as to keep key public areas in operation and separate from the construction zone.
As a long-standing bowling club of renown in an area of the NSW south coast called the sapphire coast, Club Sapphire decided to move its bowling operations to all weather greens to allow more regular play and attract more barefoot bowlers. Paynter Dixon was responsible for master planning the Club to ensure that all upcoming changes would form part of the overall design now and in the future. The first stage saw the construction of two new artificial turf bowling greens with a column-free tensioned membrane structure over both greens incorporating a porte cochere.
Wests Illawarra was seeking fundamental changes to the way their gaming operations worked within their Club, and looked to Paynter Dixon to design and construct a refurbished gaming area, an updated reception, and a new café and bar. Paynter Dixon reconfigured the gaming room to create a new internal gaming area - the Bask Lounge – and a new outdoor gaming area – the Bask Terrace – that both used amorphous architecture and zone planning to create innovative and attractive spaces.
Paynter Dixon has recently completed a redevelopment at Knox Grammar School, a large and independent K-12 boys school on Sydney’s north shore, to convert an existing two-storey building into an administration and enrolment centre that caters to the needs of students who attend the school from metropolitan areas, country NSW and overseas.
Paynter Dixon's relationship with Mount St Benedict College began 10 years ago with the design and installation of a new sliding entry gate during a Christmas holiday period. Since then, projects have included classroom and science laboratory refurbishments, canteen and uniform shop upgrades and staff facility improvements. The reimaging of the College courtyard has fundamentally changed the way the College interacts with its students. We look forward to the next development of a creative and performing arts centre.
Paynter Dixon is instrumental in the development of an overall site masterplan that allows the building-by-building construction of the school as the school’s population increases year by year. The site plan is to ensure that each new building project does not impact the completed and occupied buildings as it is being built. The initial stage consisted of prefabricated buildings with subsequent stages being completed building by building.
Paynter Dixon recently completed stage one of the Sapphire Aged Care in Bega NSW which involved the construction of two dual-level residential and administrative wings which boasts single rooms with ensuites and a variety of social spaces for the residents and their families to enjoy.
Paynter Dixon has been responsible for the masterplanning of the eight-hectare site and design and construction of a two-storey, 204-bed residential aged-care facility, retirement village, childcare centre and wellness centre. The construction of the residential aged-care facility (Stage 1) includes the installation of a unique 'bathroom pod'. A complete, prefabricated ensuite, the pod was transported to site and craned into the building during construction. Utilisation of the pods has afforded the client considerable efficiencies in both time and cost.
Paynter Dixon worked with St Luke’s Care to redesign the interiors of the heritage-listed, Hemsley House. The project included renovating and reconfiguring its interiors to give a more contemporary feel to the office and clinical spaces used by visiting medical officers. Paynter Dixon was also responsible for re-roofing the building to heritage standards.
Paynter Dixon worked with St Luke’s private hospital, Lulworth House, a 154-bed extra-services aged-care facility, to create an outdoor terrace on a building that is heritage listed and retains its original façade. The second-storey terrace creates an open space that is protected from the weather elements which can be shared by the patients, their families and friends, plus the staff that care for them.
Paynter Dixon was engaged to investigate the externake area of a medium-rise twin-tower A -Grade commercial office building. Here, the powder coat finish to the building’s façade was delaminating. An investigation began with a trial that involved testing panels of a section of the building by painting each in a protective coating. Once a trial was completed and deemed a success, the entire twin-tower complex underwent a façade repair and refurbishment.
St Mary's Cathedral is the spiritual home of Sydney's Catholic community. When St Mary’s Cathedral wanted to rehang its Angelus bell in the Cathedral’s bell tower, the Church called on Paynter Dixon’s specialist skillsets in the remedial team. The bell had been unused for many years until Paynter Dixon devised a cost-effective method to rehang the bell. Upon completion, the Angelus bell immediately became a regular feature of the Cathedral’s soundscape.
Paynter Dixon completed the commercial office fitout across two and a half levels within a fully operational commercial office tower within a 13-week fitout deadline. As a pre-requisite, Paynter Dixon had to provide a construction management plan that addressed the impact of the build to tenants on other floors, coordination and liaison with building management, and hours of work with all noise and vibrating building activity undertaken outside of normal office hours.
Paynter Dixon was involved in the complete design, development application, procurement and construction fitout of three levels within an existing and operational eight-storey commercial building. The first level was a purpose-built childcare centre for KU Children’s Services. Levels two and three were purpose-built education fitouts for Navitas English. All three levels were provided as existing shells with basic building services only, insufficient for the proposed fitout requirements, necessitating complete upgrade.
Paynter Dixon was involved the heritage affected demolition of the original 1960s hospital on the site to make way for a new five star, green star, A-grade commercial building designed, constructed and fitted out by Paynter Dixon. The new state office for St Vincent de Paul comprised of 2500 square metres of commercial floor space located over four levels. The building incorporates office space, meeting rooms, staff facilities, an outdoor terrace, internal atrium with stair and an underground carpark.
The Club is a long-time valued client who had experienced flooding in their basement in the early hours. The flood inundated the Club’s entire basement floor, cool room, cold store area and 'keg room'. Our staff carried out immediate emergency work. Then we provided a temporary bar and beer plumbing to allow continuation of trade whilst repairs to the basement area were underway. Paynter Dixon Insurance then worked with the client in preparing a redesign of the floor so it would not be affected by future flood events.
When a fully tenanted commercial building was inundated with flood water from a nearby creek that burst its banks during a storm, sending water through homes and shops, Paynter Dixon was engaged to carry out emergency make-safe repairs. Once secure, Paynter Dixon continued with rectification works to all tenancies to reinstate them back to their pre-loss condition which enabled the tenants to return and get their businesses back trading.
Following hail damage in the area, Paynter Dixon Insurance was appointed to carry out emergency repairs to a number of warehouses including damaged external panelling, roofs and guttering. These warehouses continued to operate whilst we worked around the clock to remove damaged roofs and replace with new. Repairs were carried out with minimum disruption to the businesses. Our adopted methodology on repairs was unique to each project and involved stringent and open communications with all stakeholders.