Haron Robson were part of the consultant team which delivered the refurbishment and repositioning of “Mounties” for The Mounties Group in 2016. The club boasts the largest membership of any club in the state.
Working within an operating club environment, reinventing the primary arrival and entry point was the first project in the overall strategic master plan. The new design was to inject an international hotel flavour while capturing the essence of the Mounties brand.
Architecture and Interior Design by WMK who developed a master plan for Mounties to ensure the new foyer and porte cochere related to future works. In addition, Haron Robson worked with the Club to create an arrival experience that evokes a luxury hotel rather than a typical community club.
Vibrantly lit, the sweeping porte cochere makes a grand statement on arrival. Guests step into the double-height lobby and are greeted with a rich finishes palette, bespoke fixtures and fittings, and custom lighting designed to reference the Mounties logo.
2016 also saw the project win an MBA Award in the category of Construction between $5M-$10M.
The judges’ comments included:
“The design team created a unique grand front entry to the club. This design is an integral part in the master planning for the club’s future development. The 50 x 50m 130-tonne structural-steel porte cochere structure is the centrepiece of this sleek extension. The structure features skylights and Alucobond soffits and fascias. LED and neon lighting to the perimeter of the structure complements the design. The landscaping features hand-laid cobblestone paving to driveways and off-form coloured concrete planters and seat beds. The foyer is fitted with Astor-finished feature metal wall panels, a new passenger lift and an impressive 12 x 3m television screen. A stunning LED feature light comprising 12 scene settings is the focal point for guests entering the club. MPA encountered construction difficulties. The inclement weather and in-ground conditions impacted heavily on the construction program. Careful planning of the project and works sequencing was therefore crucial to minimising potential disruption to patrons and guests. The successful project is a showpiece for the club, it provides a high-end welcoming space for patrons, guests and staff.”
Haron Robson has provided coordinated lighting, electrical and audio visual solutions for this stage of the 40,000sqm facility.
Our relationship with Mounties is ongoing including masterplanning, energy audit and implementation, and other projects such as:
- New foyer and porte cochere - construction phase
- Western underground car park - schematic design and documentation
- IPTV & advertising system upgrade
- Asian Restaurant - design and construction
- Terrace bar & cafe - design and construction
- New Members bar
- New gaming area
- Carwash & valet parking - electrical and lighting design