It has been a big month for the construction of the National Rugby Training Center (NRTC) in Ballymore with the main structural element of the world-class facility now in place.
The site’s main contractors, Buildcorp, installed the ground floor slab and concrete was poured for the level 1 slab, which also allows us to appreciate the true size of the 4000m2 building. The entrance and main foyer will be located on the ground floor, along with a 75-seat auditorium for team meetings, press conferences and community rugby education.
Legend: Level 1 slab
Additionally, the lower level will house all high-performance activities, including a spacious 750m2 gym and indoor space for training lineouts and kicks, as well as changing rooms and an aquatic recovery center. .
The downstairs players’ tunnel has also been installed, which will see the next generation of Queensland Rugby talent rushing to Ballymore’s hallowed turf. The floor will be converted into new office space with meeting rooms and reception areas for QRU staff who will move from Rugby House on Butterfield Street to the $30 million facility in April next year . Scaffolding has now been erected around half the perimeter of the site, hiding all the action of what happens behind it, before being taken down later this year to reveal a stunning off-site redevelopment.
Construction Update – July
- Floor slab installed
- Slab level 1 casting
- Blocking at level 1 erected
- Prefab columns and prefab player tunnel installed
- From floor to level 1 Formed and cast columns
- Scaffolding erected at 50% of the perimeter
- Formwork installed at 75% of the level 1 slab
- 50% complete prefabricated seating platform