The challenge at Collingwood Secondary College was to establish an affordable design solution that brought together multiple stakeholders and facility users. Smith + Tracey provided a rationalisation of a 5 year feasibility study to create a unifying design that has met a compressed VSBA program, and tendered under budget.
Currently under construction, the sports centre provides a new double court competition basketball and netball stadium, including spectator seating and storage; refurbishment of a retained single court; and new foyer, administration suite, canteen, meeting room, weights room, and change facilities for players and referees.
The new sports centre is more than simply a College facility. It is a major social hub for the local community, with the Collingwood All Stars basketball club using the centre as their home.