The existing terrace had been problematic in terms of water infiltration into the room below. The drains below the concrete pavers had not worked properly and were hard to maintain. The solution was to construct a roof over this entire area and create a new entry/lounge at the first floor level.
The first floor terrace and the basement level recreation room were additions to Sunderland Hall constructed in the late 1980s as part of a comprehensive renovation of the building.
The concrete pavers were replaced by a finished floor within the new enclosure with accommodations made for the slope built into the structural system that supports the terrace slab.