Underwood Park in Brisbane is a multi-sport precinct, home to local football (soccer), netball, BMX and mountain bike clubs. It also boasts the success of many professional athletes and Olympians. Thousands of local community members utilise the facilities at the park each week.
The Queensland Government announced nearly $10 million of funding to assist with the redevelopment of the sporting hub. This local community development focused on providing a welcoming experience upon entry to the complex, maximum use of car parks, green-space and facilities, solutions to player capacity and future expansion of the site within the upgrade.
Ausco Modular’s local Brisbane-based team worked closely with the various customer groups from Logan City Council, Queensland Government’s Sport and Recreation department and Minister for Sport, Mick de Brenni, to ensure the large-scale redevelopment project was completed to the expectation of all clients, and safely amid COVID-19 conditions and restrictions.
Underwood Park is important to the community; therefore, our design team placed a major emphasis on ‘One Community Under One Roof,’ as the inspiration to unite the various internal and external community stakeholders benefiting from the project. This community focus is evident in the architectural expression of a single articulated floating roof over the main building, which evokes building pride, positive social engagement, and uplifting community interaction.
Another priority was to engage local suppliers and contractors throughout the project. By utilising these businesses, it created on-going employment, and gave Ausco’s sub-contractors and suppliers the confidence to commit to this large- scale development.
Learn more at ausco.com.au/sports-facilities.