Simultaneously, DesignBox was also appointed to project manage the construction of a new green keepers shed in 2013. The original had been destroyed in a storm some time earlier. In developing the project, DesignBox ensured that all service infrastructures were upgraded to future-proof the Machrie for the programme of works to follow. This included redirecting the overhead mains power supply to the new shed to make space for a new first fairway, upgrading the pole-mounted transformer and power supply to enable the green keeping team to manage their vehicles and plant. A series of buried ducts were installed to enable BT and water connections to the shed and a new HV mains connection to the hotel. Circulation tracks were managed to make the route to the green keeping facilities as inconspicuous as possible, whilst maximising space for golf play at the same time.
|The Machrie Hotel at the beginning of construction|
|Inspecting the contents of the trailers|
|Vehicle work at the Machrie maintenance shed|
|The new vehicle shed tucked behind the maintenance shed|