Costly hole in the wall
STAGE one of the new Alpine Events Park multipurpose facility is set to be delayed by up to six weeks after the existing ground floor of Bright’s Pioneer Park pavilion was found to have major structural flaws.
Two and a half weeks ago the project’s building contractors, Barton St Developments, raised concerns about some of the building’s structural components which were to be retained as part of the new work.
Two independent structural engineers who later carried while another extra was for a new toilet block.
“With the added costs we’re now going to be in a less generous position at end of the project so some of those things might have to go into a future project plan with a request for future funding.”
The council expects to receive a revised engineering design from the structural engineer today.
The plans will then be provided to Barton St Developments which will provide confirmed costings for completion of the remediation works.
DELAY: Works were progressing on stage one of the new Alpine Events Park multipurpose facility until major problems were found with the existing structure.