19 December 2008

TEMS inside & out

The Entrance Men's Shed takes shape ...

This pic certainly captures the current state of building. The Tri-Steel team have now clad the the shed and the internal space can clearly be seen at this stage.

TEMS Battley Ave views

A couple of views from Battley Avenue looking south into the site.

The Shed now has a strong presence among the existing buildings. The newer materials and darker colours give it a unique visual impact among the older building even with their newly renovated exteriors and brighter colours.

TEMS Northerly Aspect

The view from the northern driveway into The Entrance Neighbourhood Centre carpark. The shed is set clearly defined now that it has been clad and taken a definite shape in its environment.

18 December 2008

Looking west to TEMS

With the The Entrance Men's Shed now clad, it forms a stronger western perimeter around the plaza of The Entrance Neighbourhood Centre (TENC) Precinct.

This is the view looking out from the verandah of the existing buildings along the eastern perimeter of the TENC.

Norberta View

The Entrance Men's Shed as viewed from Norberta Avenue. With the cladding now on the shed it clearly defines the space that it encloses now.

Clad from Central Coast Highway

The Entrance Men's Shed as seen from Central Coast Highway between the existing buildings. The deck on the exhibition space and cafe will provide a great vantage point to view the shed against the backdrop of tress and the lake.

17 December 2008

Roof beams in place

The Entrance Men's Shed is clearly visible from Oakland's Road (now renamed Central Coast Highway). Thats as clear as can be seen the temporary fencing that restricts access to the building site and landscaping work.

As can be seen in this first photo, the steel has been erected for the roof of the shed and so defines the visible shape and height of the structure.

The photo from the rear of the site clearly shows the foundation and structure. The men from Tri-Steel were hard at work erecting the shed for us when this shot was taken.

12 December 2008


Just to prove that your friendly neighbourhood blogger is not camera shy, here I am at the construction site late in the afternoon when the gates are all shut and the equipment quiet.

Its the best time to set up some shots around the site. Even without site access, views of the construction help to capture the story of The Entrance Men's Shed.

Construction views

The Entrance Men's Shed as viewed from Oakland Road (Central Coast Highway). Support beams all in place looking for a roof now.

It looks good set against the backdrop of trees.

In the foreground the deck of the Art Gallery/Coffee shop is taking shape. Still a lot of equipment on site as the landscaping continues.

11 December 2008

TEMS Phoenix

These shots give the appearance that The Entrance Men's Shed is rising from the chaos of steel removed from the fencing around the original "The Entrance Primary School". This has been converted to "The Entrance Neighbourhood Centre" and will soon include "The Entrance Men's Shed" as part of this newly renovated facilities as part of the project from Wyong Shire Council.

As these photos show the team from Tri-Steel are hard at work moving the structure forward now that the slab has cured enough for constrution.

04 December 2008

Storage Door

The access door at the rear of the building will provide access to some much needed underfloor storage for the shed.

TEMS access

The photos is looking north across the forecourt of The Entrance Men's Shed and the car parking and vehicle access to "The Shed". Lots of work still going on preparing the parking area and access, while the shed is being erected.

shed components on site

The steel shed components have been delivered to the site and are awaiting the pouring and curing of the concrete slab, before erection begins.

Ready to pour

The site has been prepared for the concrete pour of a suspended slab.

25 November 2008

TEMS rear

Rear view of The Entrance Neighbourhood Centre precinct clearly showing the foudations and masonry underpinning walls for The Entrance Men's Shed.

20 November 2008

TEMS gets cracking

TEMS work just starting up with bricks and mortar to form the base of the shed.

Retaining at The Entrance Mens Shed

Dropping by The Entrance Neigbourhood Centre occasionally provides the opportunity to see the progress towards the conctruction of The Entrance Men's Shed. Up until now not much physical activity on the building was visible. However, today there were more than profiles and disturbance of earth.

Here is construction for real. This retaining wall will support the concrete slab for The Entrance Men's Shed. The foundation for the building. An historic day in the long journey to provide a facility to support men in the local community.

29 September 2008

TEMS in profile

The site for The Entrance Men's Shed is directly in front of the building the centre frame.

This photo was taken looking south across the parking area for The Entrance Neighbourhood Centre. Profiles are in place to ensure the building is built in the right place and square in alignment.

09 September 2008

Where is The Entrance Mens Shed ?

The Entrance Men's Shed is located on the western side of The Entrance Neighbourhood Centre precinct.

The Entrance Neighbourhood Centre is located on the site of the original The Entrance Public School.

The Entrance Neighbourhood Centre precinct is on Oaklands Road (renamed the Central Coast Highway) between Norbert and Battley streets.

07 September 2008

TEMS Steering Committee

The Entrance Men's Shed Inc is an incorporated Not For Profit organisation.

The aim of The Entrance Men's Shed Inc is to secure premises and funding to allow a Men's Shed to operate in The Entrance area.

The Entrance Men's Shed Inc has an established Steering Committee drawn from concerned community members and volunteers that care passionately about the success of the the shed.

Steering Committee

Kevin Armstrong - Chairperson
Geoff Dunn - Treasurer
Kim Hopkins - Secretary
John Sharples - Committee Member
Colin Kennedy - Committee Member

11 August 2008

TEMS Celebrate KMS

Colin Kennedy & Kevin Armstrong both TEMS members of long standing, at Kincumber Men's Shed Official Opening 11 Aug 2008.

Shed heads

Shedmen, Peter Jessop (KMS) and Kevin Armstrong (TEMS) all ready for Kincumber Men's Shed Official Opening 11 Aug 2008

KMS opening

Chris Hartcher (Member for Terrigal), Pastor Frank (Kincmber Uniting Church), Kevin Armstrong (Chairperson, The Entrance Mens Shed) & Geoff Dunn (Treasurer, TEMS) at Kincumber Mens Shed Official Opening 11 Aug 2008

04 August 2008

TEMS work start

Wyong Shire Council
invited community groups that will be using the site at The Entrance Neighbourhood Centre (TENC) to an afternoon tea. This included the members of "The Entrance Men's Shed" (TEMS) Steering Committee. The afternoon tea was to celebrate the commencement of work on Phase 2 of the TENC project.

Somewhat dismayed by the removal of all mature trees. Community members asked that some consideration be given to retaining trees that would not be in the way of site development.

Whilst the TEMS Steering Committee is pleased to see work commence on the site, it will still be some time before The Shed will be operational. Building of an electricity substation, roadworks and landscaping will take some time before the Shed is even underway. Looking at February or April of 2009.

07 July 2008

The Entrance Neighbourhood Centre precinct

This artists impression shows The Entrance Neighbourhood Centre proposed development including Stages 2 and 3. This included The Entrance Men's Shed project.

In the drawing above, The Shed is located on the extreme right of the photo, a two tone shed in green at ground level and white above. The awning is clearly shown also. The shed is adjacent to the the car park and faces in towards the main activity square of the Neighbourhood Centre.

20 February 2008

TEMS Steering goes visiting

John Sharples, Geoff Dunn & Kevin Armstrong of The Entrance Mens Shed (TEMS) Steering Committee at the Kincumber Men's Shed (KMS) 1st anniversary 20 feb 2008