The project delivers a new sports facility and cultural hub for Port Melbourne Football Club. It includes new administration facilities for the club management and club leadership as well as three corporate event and function spaces. These spaces have been designed to enable one or two events to be held at the same time.
The facility has been elevated to ensure invited spectators have a direct line of sight to the game.
The space can be doubled up to provide for community use and has been selected by Peter Rowlands Event group as part of its iconic range of venues. This in turn generates substantial economic benefit to the Port Melbourne Football Club community.
This sustainably designed community based facility provides function rooms and a bar capacity for 200 people, a commercial catering kitchen, bar, conference, meeting facilities and administration space.
The centre caters for a variety of functions & sporting events at the existing sports ground and has been designed to be separately accessible off Ingles Street. The project is an exemplar of Universal Access Design.
The project was jointly funded by AFL, AFL Victoria and Sports & Recreation Victoria and was delivered within a tightly controlled fixed budget.
The building was designed and delivered for $2,400/sqm. The construction efficiency rate was achieved as we value managed the design- in turn enabling a high level of design innovation.
The design solution around this high efficiency rate included: – open trussed ceiling – open ceiling grid system incorporating customised lighting using off the shelf items – Perforated feature panels doubled as acoustic treatments – material selection preferences locally made by off the shelf building materials
We rationalised the precinct’s supply services and obtained Authority’s approvals to power, water, gas and sewer lines to the precinct. This included negotiating cost effective outcomes and solutions for Council.