Client: Queenstown Lakes District Council

Architect: Warren and Mahoney

Project Budget: $13.9 million

Project Year: 2016

Size: 2520 sqm

Project Length: 13 months

Category: Commercial, Parks and Recreation

Location: Southern Lakes

Project Services: Fit-out, New Build, Project Management

Wanaka Sports Facility

A new multi-sport complex for the community

July 2016 marked the opening for Stage 1 of the Wanaka Recreation Centre. This $13.9m state of the art sports facility consists of a large indoor sporting arena which can accommodate for a multitude of sports such as two full sizes basketball courts, two netball courts, three volleyball courts, four badminton courts and two tennis courts. With plenty of seating for up to 250 spectators on the tiered seating. Additionally the sports hall can be configured as banquet hall that can cater for up to 600 people. A separate wing hosts a meeting room and kitchen, toilets and changing rooms, staff office, lockable storage space, and reception area.

 

Cook Brothers Construction have also secured Stage 2 of the Wanaka Recreation Centre, which consists of the artificial turf field, along with an indoor pool complex providing the community with an eight lane 25m pool, a learn to swim pool, and spa pool due for completion in late 2017.

Client: Queenstown Lakes District Council

Architect: Warren and Mahoney

Project Budget: $13.9 million

Project Year: 2016

Size: 2520 sqm

Project Length: 13 months

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Wanaka Sports Facility

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Developed for the future

This high profile, extensive sport and recreation facility has been long awaited by the community’s strong sporting culture. This is Wanaka’s largest building and is situated just south of the town’s centre in the newly established, fast growing Three Parks development, a 100-hectare site headed by Willowridge Developments Ltd.

Wanaka Recreation Centre was designed with future developments in mind, and takes advantage of it’s natural surrounding with big panoramic windows facing north-east in order to get the maximum sunlight and seize the alpine views.

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Wanaka’s largest building

The construction works took place from June 2015 and included extensive concrete and structural components with over 200 tonnes of steel and over 400 cm3 of concrete forming part of the main structure.

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Our team of up to 200 people was working split shifts, up to 20 hours a day, seven days a week in order to complete this amazing project on time.

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Attention to detail

The attention to detail throughout is superb with many bespoke elements contributing to the final product. Site Manager, Bob Wilson and his team were well-challenged onsite and pulled out all stops in order to complete the project on time given the extraordinary level of design demanded by the consultant team managed by RCP and led by architects Warren and Mahoney Ltd.

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Warm and inviting

Natural materials have been used for the interior cladding which gives the hall a warm and inviting feel. Kingspan to the main hall and cedar to the reception and changing room area. The sports hall is fully lined throughout with a mixture of whitewashed and birch ply, accompanied by an acoustic Hera panel giving a quality touch and durability designed for impact.

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