Buildcorp is delighted to be selected as the construction delivery partner for the $30 million National Rugby Training Centre (NRTC) and new McLean Stand at Ballymore in Queensland.
The centre of excellence will be the new headquarters of the Buildcorp Wallaroos, as well as a new training base for the Queensland Reds men’s and women’s teams and Reds Academy squad.
QRU CEO David Hanham said Buildcorp were the clear choice to build the NRTC following an exhaustive selection process.
“Buildcorp have a long history of supporting Australian rugby, especially women’s rugby, and we are thrilled that they will be helping leave a lasting legacy to the game at Ballymore,” he said.
“Buildcorp were selected out of a field of 12 builders with a compelling proposal which represented the best value for the QRU.
“We are excited to be beginning construction of the long-awaited first stage of the Ballymore redevelopment. The NRTC will be the catalyst for the reinvigoration of Ballymore as a high-performance and community sporting hub.
“The Ballymore NRTC has been designed by leading architect Michael Rayner and will be without a doubt the best high-performance centre for any sport in Queensland,” said Hanham.
The NRTC is being project managed by RPS Group and jointly funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments and the QRU.
The NRTC will include an integrated 3,000 seat grandstand that will retain the “McLean Stand” name and will provide state-of-the-art training and recovery infrastructure along with the modern corporate and function facilities for the venue to host an increased number of events.
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Buildcorp’s Managing Director Tony Sukkar AM said “Buildcorp’s team is passionately connected to the project’s core purpose of creating a centre for excellence, growth and community. We challenged ourselves to find the best way to deliver the facility, and develop areas of innovation and value creation, for now and the future.
“Buildcorp’s experience in delivering high performance sporting infrastructure has been honed over 30 projects in 32 years. We are also committed to helping grow the game during construction through community investment and learning and development partnership opportunities.
“We thank Queensland Rugby for trusting our team to deliver this vision for our game. We aim to be the best teammate as we partner to create a strong legacy for Ballymore and Australia’s rugby community.”