The Erko: Erskineville
The Erko is one of Sydney's favourite hotels, with the beer garden producing some of the best smoked meats in Sydney.
Lamond Projects were engaged by Solotel to demolish the existing courtyard and beer garden and to build a new space designed by Humphrey Edwards, including a large acoustic retaining wall, new internal awnings and an expansive spotted gum deck. The build was executed in keeping with the original feel of local favourite.
One of the primary purposes of the new design was to ensure that the beer garden was acoustically capable of buffering noise from the surrounding residents. With this in mind, all the retaining walls were clad in 25mm Autex Quiet Space, and then finished with timber paneling. Given the height and length of the walls, steel structures were used to ensure that the wall is safely secured. A clever design by Humphrey Edwards and the team at Solotel enabled us to integrate this steel work into the new undercover eating area.
This was a fantastic job to work on with the team at Solotel over summer, and was completed within the tight 6-week timeframe to ensure the locals weren't missing their beer garden for too long.
Architect: Humphrey Edwards