Continuing our strong relationships working alongside Tandem Design Studio and the National Trust of Australia, Ivy delivered a much-needed upgrade to the grounds of Rippon Lea Estate with the construction of a new amenities block. The design, which draws on the pitched roofs of the nearby stables building and timber screening of the historic fernery, includes new toilet facilities and storage area.

The project involved coordination of numerous new build trades with the key being the bespoke carpentry. The build included exposed cypress glulam structural members, custom steel brackets, stained fibre cement sheet cladding and hardwood battening.

Key challenges included connecting the sewerage to an existing pit by boring 60m under the existing driveway and working alongside the client to value manage the project from early stages.