Riverside Stables is a multipurpose, state-of-the-art, global centre of excellence for the display and sale of Australia’s outstanding thoroughbred horses. Located in Western Sydney, the $110-million project executed by FDC Constructions for William Inglis & Son has been established as an important venue catering to a multitude of events and functions. A major highlight of the Warwick Farm precinct is a new 5-star luxury hotel, named The William Inglis, part of the MGallery collection by Sofitel designed to provide the highest level of comfort and hospitality for their global clientele.
Baines Masonry was chosen to supply the masonry content for the project for reasons such as the excellent quality of finish, strength, tolerances and high fire and acoustic capabilities. Much of the centre is covered by facades and the feature masonry chosen was a smooth face, AppinStone colour; to highlight the stables and a retaining wall near the luxury hotel, the blocks had to have the strength and colour to blend in with the complex.
The feature masonry has a silicone additive injected into the mix during production, which helps supress efflorescence and provides a higher barrier to water penetration than masonry can achieve.