Project - Newleaf Community Centre

Client  Newleaf Community Centre

Location Bonnyrigg Estate, NSW

Supplier Astra Street Furniture

Installer Supply

Date October 2022


About Newleaf Community Centre

The Newleaf Community Centre will form the heart of the renewed Bonnyrigg estate and support the delivery of new social and private housing to create an inclusive and socially mixed community. The Centre will feature a community hall to host events and gathering, meeting rooms for community groups and local service providers, and a range of family play spaces, all set within a large-scale community garden.

The Requirement

To enhance the aesthetic appeal, comfort, and safety of the outdoor seating arrangements at the Newleaf Community Centre. The seating should not only be functional but also inviting for community members, complementing the Centre's role as a hub for events, gatherings, meetings and family play spaces.

The Challenges

  • Diverse User Base: The community centre will likely serve a diverse group of people of all abilities – from children playing in the spaces, to elderly community members, to people attending events or meetings. The seating should cater to varying needs, comfort levels, and accessibility requirements.
  • Weather Resistance: Outdoor seating should withstand various weather conditions – be it rain, sun, snow, or wind. Materials chosen should be durable and resistant to fading, corrosion, or wear.
  • Aesthetic Integration: The seating should blend in with the overall design of the community garden and centre. It should complement other architectural and design elements.
  • Maintenance: Over time, even the best seating will require maintenance. The centre will need to consider how often and at what cost seating will need to be repaired or replaced.

The Solution

After evaluating the challenges and requirements, the Newleaf Community Centre selected the  Barcelona DDA Seat with Armrests with Merbau Hardwood Slats.

The Barcelona DDA Seat with Armrests offers the following features:

  • Durability & Functionality: The Barcelona DDA Seat boasts a strong steel frame and is zinc plated, offering long-term rust protection. Such durability ensures it's a reliable choice for active community centres, parks, or any high-traffic outdoor area.
  • Inclusivity & Accessibility: Designed with compliance to DDA or similar accessibility standards, the Barcelona DDA Seat ensures inclusivity for all users, including those with disabilities.
  • Aesthetic Flexibility: The Barcelona DDA Seat showcases a premium charcoal powder coat finish, offering a universally appealing look that will enhance any public space.
  • Comfort & Maintenance: Ergonomic design features like the subtle curvature of slatted edges promise comfortable seating, ensuring users enjoy their time spent outdoors.

What the client said

“A fantastic product that strikes a balance between design and functionality. Highly recommended!”