The Chifley Sports Reserve, one of Randwick City Council’s largest sporting reserves, was recently upgraded by adding two amenities buildings complete with kiosks, storage, meeting rooms, toilets and change facilities. Melocco & Moore designed the new buildings with Kellyville Building serving as the builder on the project.
A standout feature on the new amenities buildings is a graffiti-resistant glazed brick tile facade created by Simply Precast using the proven brick inlay system from Robertson Facade Systems. Simply Precast used the brick inlay system to place glazed thin brick tiles in black, white and yellow, supplied by Robertson’s Building Products, into concrete on external panels in the precast factory. The panels were then delivered to site, and quickly and easily installed.
The choice of glazed brick facing tiles for the buildings’ facade was a clever one, for both practical and aesthetic reasons. The durable glazed brick tiles create a strong profile in the centre of the reserve. Very importantly, these brick tiles are extremely easy to clean, simplifying graffiti removal.
The selection of glazed brick facing tiles is aligned with Randwick City Council’s Graffiti Management policy, and will also help ease the work of the Council’s Graffiti Removal Officers who are charged with the task of removing it.