Christopher Fredrick Jones
The sports facility at St Peters Lutheran College in Indooroopilly supports the training of students and visiting international athletes. The facility provides a centralised sports hub for the school’s tennis, swimming training and competitions, while continuing to showcase the two sporting activities with distinct identities.
The building was designed to fit onto one resumed tennis court with a high level of amenity provided, including an international standard immersion recovery tub room, gymnasium, change facilities, training staff offices and a commercial kitchen. The facility simultaneously services each sport without crossover of students and spectators. The western aspect encompasses the 50 metre competition pool precinct, and the eastern aspect includes an array of international standard tennis courts. Each has its own corresponding colour scheme and finishes palette to identify the sport.
The construction presented several challenges in the delivery as it was overlayed with the existing occupied pool and tennis courts with no downtime on a seven-day use programme. The elaborate pool filtration, heating and pump was also required to remain fully functional throughout the build and was successfully achieved without incident.
The project was completed on time and under budget, and complements a twenty-year campus master plan also developed by Phillips Smith Conwell.