Sydney’s Fifty Four Park Street is not an average gym. It recently underwent a makeover requiring 250 square metres of stainless steel to fully portray the club’s intended style and class.
Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA) Accredited Fabricator Townsend Group worked with designer Blainey North to create a good-looking and sustainable interior.
Mirror finished columns are a main point of the indoor pool, featuring circular column cladding joined with chrome coloured silicon to maximise waterproofing.
Two of the columns double as large features with water pumped up the centre of each, to spill out and over the top.
Townsend Group’s Mark Ryan says the columns are constantly drenched in warm, chlorinated pool water, so grade 316 stainless with a No.8 finish was the best choice for corrosion resistance in the humid, damp environment.
Skirting, handrails, patch fittings, stair soffits, a dividing-wall feature and balustrades were mostly vee-cut prior to rolling or bending to achieve tight radii bends. All polishing was done by hand to a mirror finish to produce a highly reflective surface as specified by the designer.
“Blainey North specialises in upmarket fit-outs and is meticulous about workmanship and quality,” said Mark Ryan, who added that clean, reflective surfaces were a high priority.