Work to complete a full refurbishment of the Sunderland Lounge in Hobsonville Point is nearing completion.
Completed exterior work on the community facility includes repainting weatherboards and windows, replacing rotten timber, and installation of new downpipes, drainage and underfloor insulation.
Interior refurbishment works include replacement of all floor coverings, repair and repainting of walls and ceilings, installation of new toilet and bathroom facilities, new heating and ventilation systems, an upgraded electrical switchboard along with new power and data outlets, new kitchen cabinetry, and demolition of the old bar and chiller to enable creation of an additional meeting room fitted with a kitchenette.
When completed, the Sunderland Lounge will provide a fully refurbished community hall facility with kitchen, separate meeting room and bathrooms alongside Hobsonville Point's Headquarters community facilities.
Upper Harbour Local Board Chair Margaret Miles says she looks forward to the facility reopening and announcing a new management team to run it.
“Over the coming months, we will be selecting and announcing a community organisation that will reopen and run the refurbished facility going forward,” says Miles.
“The same organisation will also take over the running of the Headquarters facility from the council, providing high-quality dedicated services and programmes for the fast-growing Hobsonville community.”
Refurbishment work remains on schedule for completion in early May with an announcement on the new management team expected shortly afterwards.