The Selong Selo Residenes Clubhouse celebrated its completion with the first Selong Selo wedding.
Fairytale weddings start with storybook settings, and with the breathtaking views, dream wedding team and beautiful bride, the clubhouse became the spectacular host for the wedding of Mr and Mrs Kibble.
The completion of the 730sqm building has cemented itself as an integral part of the Selong Selo Residences. Sitting high within the Residences it overlooks the development and sets the scene for the quality of build the development will emulate.
This architecturally designed structure features a 23 meter infinity pool with stunning views overlooking the Selong Belanak bay, a commercial kitchen, fully-equipped bar with wood fired pizza oven, a large open planned lounge and reception area topped with a 50 seater restaurant.
Founder Andrew Corkery says the large open-plan structure with 5 meter high ceilings really makes the facility stand out from other designs in Lombok and Indonesia. The large ceilings enable airflow throughout and create a casual relaxing space. “The design intent was to ensure a casual environment and to feel like an extension of the residents living rooms,” Andrew said.
The design by architect Mitchel Squires was the vision of the Selong Selo founders who worked alongside Mitch to bring their inspiration to life. The design revolves around the signature view of the Selong Belanak bay, which can be seen from every zone in and around the clubhouse.
Project Manager Warren Law and his team from Selong Selo Construction Management were committed to completing within seven months in time for the first large wedding in South Lombok. The team worked extremely hard and often throughout the night to ensure the quality of build was achieved within the allocated time. “We had in excess of 70 workers on site at any one time to ensure that we delivered this build on time,” Warren said.
The project has been a credit to the dynamic construction management team comprised of 12 plus experienced professionals including Civil Engineers, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineers, Architectural and CAD designers, Quality Surveyors and Procuring experts. “It all comes down to having a great team who are incredibly talented in each of their roles,” Warren said.
To ensure the highest quality of build, the importance of using the best quality products was paramount. From the hand-selected natural palimanan and marble floors through to the bangkirai wood features, the design takes on a natural yet sophisticated feel. Warren personally visited suppliers to ensure the highest quality control and secure the best possible price.
For interior design, SSR contracted the very talented Ros Hemley from The Interior Space to put together the finishing touches on the space. With many items custom built from sustainable products from nearby islands and all fabrics hand-picked, the zoned open area flows into one grand space.
In line with the SSR established green master plan, the 600sqm rooftop of the structure was designed to fully-support solar panels, which will be installed later this year. LED lighting is also largely used throughout and the surrounding gardens are growing many of the plants used for landscaping which will provide long-term added value to the project.
All large constructions come with challenges, especially on an island like Lombok. Warren says the largest challenge his team faced was in the logistics of materials. To ensure the superior quality of materials, the majority of products were sourced from nearby islands and capital cities such as Java, Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya and Sulawesi.
Chief Engineer Cris Cadez says that the building sets a benchmark for the standard of quality expected in the Residences. “While the build was under extreme time pressures, we believe that the outcome and quality is second to none in Lombok,” Cris said.
Selong Selo Residences’ clubhouse was the third build within the development that has come in under budget and on time. The construction team is preparing for future communal builds throughout the Residences and a great many number of villas are commencing building in 2016.
With the incredible success of the first Selong Selo wedding, the clubhouse has proven to be the perfect space for large events or simply enjoying the stunning views of South Lombok’s Selong Belanak bay.