A remarkable transformation at Henry Turner South Reserve

8 September 2023

With Construction recently complete on the Henry Turner Reserve - South Pavilion, we can take a minute to reflect on this remarkable transformation.

Construction has recently been completed on the Henry Turner South Reserve Pavilion. The team at Argall take a minute to reflect on this remarkable transformation.

The Henry Turner South reserve plays dual role for the community of Footscray, acting as both a sport reserve and offering municipal space. It is home to the Footscray Rugby Union Club, Western Crusaders Gridiron Club and Footscray Edgewater Cricket Club. Additionally the reserve is utilised by the neighboring Victoria University, local schools and residents for casual and curriculum use.

With growth expected of the community and tenant sporting clubs the old sports pavilion was calling for an upgrade. The pavilion could no longer facilitate the extending needs of those using its facilities, slowing expansion and limiting potential of the involved clubs.

Working closely with Katz Architecture, Argall engineered the design, bringing to life the new Henry Turner South Reserve Pavilion. The pavilion now features spacious social areas, meetings rooms and a kitchen. There is also four large change rooms with gender neutral facilities, and lots of storage room to cater for the needs of the multiple sporting clubs.

Follow the timeline of photos below to take a look at the $5m transformation.

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Argall was founded in 2017 by Andrew Gall, an engineer with a passion for complex design and breaking the mould. His work experience as a senior structural engineer across a variety of project disciplines made him realise there was a real need for a bespoke people and service-oriented structural engineering consultancy that would inspire sustainability practices and innovation often lacking in big companies.

This is over and above his experience in traditional procurement roles, his work with builders in the design and construct field, managing projects in sport, tertiary education, the arts and zoological fields, as well as community, commercial, residential and multi- residential enterprises. With such a wealth of knowledge and understanding of different design methodologies, he has the expertise to challenge the status quo in his new venture.