Key Features

  • AIB Award for High Commendation for Commercial Construction $10m-$50m - 2009
  • MBA Award for Sporting Facilities $3m-$8m - 2008

$10m Hydrotherapy & Rehabilitation QLD Sport & Athletics Centre

This Hydrotherapy Centre sited at the QEII Stadium will be used by elite athletes to recover from injuries and body fatigue caused by intense training for the Olympics and other major national and international meets.

The fully-enclosed 25m swimming pool and hydrotherapy complex is built into a challenging sloping site within the QEII complex. It includes a series of partially suspended swimming pools, including hot and cold plunge pools, ice baths and sauna.

A mix of structural steel framing face block work and concrete precast panelling blend together to form the building super structure. The main pool area is complemented by a structural steel exoskeleton supporting and underslung lightweight translucent polycarbonate cladding, allowing a high degree of diffused natural light whilst maintaining the clear spans required without compromising the structural rigidity.

A combination of ESD features were used to maximise the building efficiency, including extensive use of natural light amd ventilation, rainwater harvesting and recycling of excess pool water through reverse osmosis.

To facilitate optimum water usage, 90,000 litres of water storage capacity has been integrated into the building undercroft where water quality can be monitored and separated for designated uses.