Ballymore National Rugby Training Centre construction update - February 2023

Tue, Mar 21, 2023, 5:30 AM
Reds Media Unit
by Reds Media Unit
The NRTC from the northern end at Ballymore
The NRTC from the northern end at Ballymore

The rapid progress of Ballymore’s National Rugby Training Centre is a beacon on a broader level for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.

Ongoing construction of the $30 million project is delivering a valuable piece of infrastructure within Brisbane’s Olympic facilities plan.

Lead contractors Buildcorp have made strong strides in February as the state-of-the-art training centre continues to take shape.

The project team have completed or progressed more significant parts of the construction.

Where once the entrance was a cavernous space which required imagination to fill in the shapes, is now framing of the main foyer walls and ceilings.

Painting of the auditorium’s feature ceiling and polishing of the concrete floor slab give strong hints of what will be a well-used space in the finished facility.

The first joinery features have been also added with the steel-pressed door frames giving the rooms more identity.

The installation of grandstand light fixtures and completion of cladding on two facades is adding to the excitement of how significant the new Ballymore will be for Rugby in Queensland.

Having a top-grade Field 3 for training and games, under new lighting, is one of the bonuses within the master plan.

Compaction of the field base and a complete irrigation and drainage plan will make this a training space that has never before been available in such a range of weather conditions.

February Milestones

  • Grandstand Soffit complete
  • Scaffold comes down on the northern and western perimeter
  • Completed the Field 3 civil compaction works and perimeter spoons drains
  • Irrigation and sub-drainage work on Field 3
  • Commenced painting to the auditorium feature ceiling
  • Commenced installation of both Lift 1 and 2
  • Continued installation of the grandstand light fixtures
  • Completion of external glazing and ongoing installation of internal glazing
  • Commenced framing of main foyer walls and ceilings
  • Commenced installation of joinery to the ground floor northern rooms
  • Commenced external footpaths to amenities
  • Continued installation of steel-pressed door frames on ground floor
  • Commenced polished concrete to auditorium ground slab
  • Completed the installation of the new site MSB and steel platform
  • Commenced framing to the Level 1 ceilings
  • Commenced sheeting of the roof plant deck external walls
  • Complete cladding install to the northern and western facades
  • Continued services fit-off throughout Ground Floor and Level 1