Collingwood Football Club

Architect Croxon Ramsay
Project Manager Coffey Projects
Client Collingwood Football Club
Interior designer PTID
Value $1.7 Million
Engineering advisory
Engineering design & documentation
Fire protection
Hydraulic/public health

The Westpac Centre is a heritage building (formerly the 1956 Olympic aquatic centre) with a unique structure, and is used by many sports teams and clubs. The main tenant, Collingwood Football Club, engaged Medland Metropolis as part of a team to upgrade and expand their facilities.

The gym and recovery amenities were increased to include a new altitude room. The new facilities expansion required the addition of a new mezzanine to the existing gym area, new hot and cold water recovery pools (plunge and swirl pools), boxing ring, and modification to the netball court.

Within the centre, many of the light fittings are remote controlled. Given many of the lights needed to be suspended at great heights to allow for kicking practice, individual fittings are able to be lowered to allow for maintenance to be conducted.

Our greatest challenge was to coordinate all these works within the unique heritage space and also integrate with local site civil infrastructure upgrades.