|Frankston City Council
|Keast Park, Seaford, Victoria
|Steel and Timber (Cypress Pine)
Frankston City Council had flagged a required upgrade for Keast Park due to the heavy foot traffic. The development could include seating, shelters, and community spaces. The shelter was required to offer shade for a large sandpit and play equipment. Due to the popularity of this coastal park, it was considered important to provide some elements of shade over the sandpit.
The design of the shelter required was completed, these designs then needed to be brought to life through fabrication and installation.
Chris Sawyer from Site Office Landscape Architecture was the head architect for the project.
ASCO was contracted to fabricate and install the shelter concept designed by Chris Sawyer.
The first challenge was that the site was location on protected coastal vegetation area. In order to protect the vegetation, the excavation had to be conducted without impacting the trees or root systems. ASCO achieved this by utilising a non-destructive excavation service.
The second challenge was that the shelter was to be built on a sandpit, this presented some challenges as sand levels change due to coastal winds. To mitigate this risk as well as avoid potential cave ins, much care was taken.
To minimise risk on-site including working at heights, the structure was prefabricated off-site to reduce installation times on-site.
ASCO was awarded the tender in late 2018 and the shelter was completed and open to the public by the end of that year.
The result was a true-to-design shelter structure that was installed on-time and without incident. The community of Seaford has been enjoying this space since 2018.
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