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Already a popular global tourist destination, Gold Coast is now positioning itself as a sporting mecca.

In 2018, the Gold Coast will host the XXI Commonwealth Games: an event which will be home to some of the world’s elite sporting talent, and expected to attract a plethora of national and international visitors.

To meet the standards of this international event, there is significant investment and work underway in completing stadia and sporting facilities which will add to the pedigree of existing world-class facilities in Queensland.

One such venue is in Coomera.

The Coomera Indoor Sports Centre will host the gymnastics competition and the netball finals, as well as providing an important piece of community infrastructure for one of the Gold Coast’s fastest growing regions.

This new multi-purpose facility will accommodate a range of community facilities and indoor sports such as netball, soccer, gymnastics and basketball.

The venue has been designed to world-class competition standards with potential for elite training and competition use.

When complete the centre will comprise eight basketball, netball, and volleyball courts and 2500 sq m of dedicated gym, outdoor courts, change rooms, administration areas and a café. The building will be an important addition to the existing sports precinct and local community.

The venue will house an additional 7500 temporary seats creating a world-class competition venue. The design philosophy of ‘simplicity promotes flexibility’ provides a framework that supports a number of differing configurations, providing adaptability for centre and the community.

NDY were initially commissioned through the Principal Consultants, being BDA Architects for the Coomera project. NDY have since been novated to the Managing Contractor (Hansen Yuncken) for the project. NDY has also been commissioned for overlay works.

“NDY is a significant player in the team being responsible for the Building Services which form a major part of the development and are integral to the operation and functionality of the facility,” says NDY Senior Associate and Gold Coast representative Jonathan McCowen. “In essence, we ‘make the spaces work’.”

NDY’s involvement includes advice, design and documentation of the following disciplines:

  • Communications Services (data, audio visual, security, MATV, telecommunications)
  • Electrical Services (HV, LV, general lighting, sports lights, general power)
  • Fire Services (protection and detection)
  • Fire Engineering
  • Hydraulic Services (sanitary, roof stormwater drainage, water)
  • Mechanical Services (HVAC).

The centre will be constructed from exposed tubular steel columns and roof trusses to achieve a single clear span of 75 metres, allowing the full use of the open space for the required sporting activities.

Primarily, the ground floor level will accommodate eight combination basketball, netball and volleyball courts, and a separate gymnastics arena. Supplemented with player change rooms, and public amenities, staff and meeting rooms, and a kiosk/cafe.

The upper level will accommodate five meetings rooms, a multi-purpose space and spectator seating of 350 permanent seats, with provision for expansion to 7,600 with the addition of temporary seating.

Coomera Indoor Sports Centre points of interest

  • Sports halls are set up for mechanical ventilation utilising roof mounted ventilation and smoke exhaust fans
  • Sports hall facades and roof incorporate translucent panelling to allow natural daylight when possible
  • Player amenities incorporate energy efficient point of use instantaneous hot water, activated only when required
  • Potential for rainwater harvesting and Solar PV systems to be incorporated
  • Amenities (WC’s) cater for up to 1000 spectators with additional WC’s and showers dedicated to athletes, officials and performers during legacy mode
  • LED lighting throughout the majority of the facility including high bays to the sports halls
  • Energy metering for all electrical usage
  • The new Coomera Indoor Sports Centre and all critical services are elevated above the Q100 flood plane (substation, switch rooms, communications rooms, mechanical plantrooms)
  • Sports hall distribution boards incorporate plug-in type connection points for bump-in generators during event modes.

Client: Queensland State Government.

Value: $32 Million.

Architects: BDA Architects in association with Peddle Thorp.

Status: Completed

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