On Thursday 29 June, Queensland Rugby Union officially opened the new world-class high performance facility – the National Rugby Training Centre at Ballymore.
The world-class facility includes a rebuilt McLean Stand with a 3010-spectator capacity, aquatic recovery centre and sauna with separate facilities for men and women, and an 800m2 high-performance gym – the biggest sports team gym in Queensland.
It also features a 77-person capacity auditorium, 120-seat players’ lounge and function spaces available for public hire, plus multiple change rooms and administration and football offices that will serve as the home for the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) and Rugby Australia’s women’s and referee programs. Read more here.
For the past 15 months, the Buildcorp Queensland project team worked together during the construction process to discover optimal methods for delivering the state-of-the-art Blight Rayner designed facility while fostering innovation and creating long-term value.
Our shared vision with the client was to be a partner on-site, on field and in the community.
On-site, one of the first jobs the team had to tackle was to retrieve their site sheds from the nearby trees that had been washed away by the 2022 floods. Fast forward to today, and thanks to the collaborative approach of the whole team, the facility was delivered on time and on budget. We saw 1,134 workers inducted onto site who completed more than 125,400 hours worth of work with zero loss time injury.
Buildcorp’s Managing Director Tony Sukkar AM said “Our team is proud to have contributed as a partner on-site, on field and in the community. Throughout the construction process, the project team worked together to discover optimal methods for delivering the state-of-the-art Blight Rayner designed facility while fostering innovation and creating long-term value.
“Buildcorp’s experience in delivering high performance sporting infrastructure has been honed over 30 projects in our 33 years of business. We thank Queensland Rugby Union for trusting our team’s specialist expertise to deliver this vision for the game that we love and cannot wait to cheer on some of our favourite rugby teams from the renewed McLean Stand.”
We are proud to have worked alongside the Queensland Rugby Union and our project partners to deliver this transformative project including Blight Rayner, RPS, RLB, McKenzie Group, WSP and Sporteng.