Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility, Morshead Park

This project involves a new landmark regional soccer facility at Morshead Park which provides leading sporting and social facilities for the elite level soccer. The pavilion includes players change rooms and races connecting to the central soccer pitch, social room for up to 150 people seated with catering facilities and bar, stadium, dining room with views over the pitch, media viewing area, administration facilities and a two star playing pitch. The new soccer stadium is a significant project for both Ballarat City Council and the region.

Location – Ballarat, Victoria

Stage 1 – currently under construction

ESD initiatives – Building designed with natural ventilation incorporating thermal chimneys utilising the thermal stack effect, combined with passive underfloor heating and high level extraction to cool air in summer and provide warm fresh air in winter. High level extended eaves to reduce heat load on the building. Locally sourced materials, low energy light fittings, locally manufactured highest performing low VOC paint, durable finishes for lower maintenance and longevity, carpet with 40% recycled content and certified cradle to cradle 100% recyclable with an adhesive minimisation installation system, seating made of recycled plastic & timber, shading to external glazing. Designed with recycled timber cladding as shading device.

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