Rising to the challenge of energy-efficient design
In 2007, Scott Carver was tasked with the responsibility of designing a new hotel for the Campbelltown Catholic Club. As a 4 ½ star Rydges, the development was part of a resort-style entertainment precinct that sits within the civic precinct of Campbelltown with an adjoining 1,200 person exhibition centre. The challenge was simple; to design a sustainable hotel, setting a new benchmark for the south west of Sydney.
Rydges Hotel, Campbelltown is part of a resort-style entertainment precinct in Campbelltown, NSW. The hotel was one the of the first Australian hotels to be built under the Building Code of Australia’s (then) new ‘Part J’ requirements. Part J of the code set specific standards for energy efficiency and thermal performance.
In 2017 the vision was to reimage the hotel. New outdoor areas have been created to expand the conference and functions offer, providing guests with a range of spaces and amenity. Rooms have been refurbished with an additional 40 rooms, in order to expand the hotel offer.
The 2007 built hotel has for 10 years had incredible occupancy rates. As a result of the demand, the 2017 works includes additional keys.
Our vision embraced sustainable technology and design. This luxuriously appointed, beautifully detailed hotel incorporates design features such as extensive rainwater collection, energy-efficient chilled-beam technology for fresh air and energy-efficient lighting systems. All elements are controlled by a central building management system.
The 2007 built hotel has for 10 years had incredible occupancy rates. As a result of the demand, the 2017 works includes additional keys