Wanaka Sports Facility
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.