The Panmure Squash and Rackets Club building, on Lagoon Drive in Panmure, has been part of the local community for over 50 years.
The Auckland Council-owned facility had in recent times suffered damage from storms and a leaky roof was causing further problems for the building as well as disrupting the leaseholder from providing the service at a standard they intended.
The building has now been renovated after Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board was advised by the council's facilities team that a renewal project was required, including the replacement of the roof and inner ceiling.
“Despite budget constraints, the board deemed the project a priority partly due to the long-term effects on the building and the level of facility use,” explains Maria Meredith, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Chair.
“It is a much-loved sports facility and through the local board plan consultation our community clearly indicated their desire to see active sport facilities maintained for recreation and health purposes.”
Asbestos was discovered in the ceiling of the lounge area as well as numerous other issues that had to be addressed as part of this vision to bring the building back up to the appropriate condition for lease.
The project took over six months to complete.
Find more information about the building and the Panmure Squash and Rackets Club at panmuresquash.co.nz