Radford College Haydon Drive + Sports Precinct

Location

Bruce, Canberra ACT

Client

Radford College

Value

$20M

Year

Current

Description

Radford College is an Independent Anglican co-educational school located in Bruce. The current campus master plan was prepared by Stewart Architecture in 2016. A series of buildings and spaces have been constructed over subsequent years in accordance with this master plan. The master plan is staged to minimise disruption to the College.
 

STAGE 1 – CAR PARKING
Car parking is relocated to the perimeter of the campus and provides around 200 spaces (exceeding the existing parking provision). Additionally, it explores the idea of a new turning circle which will provide formal entry to the campus, allow parking of larger vehicles such as coaches and facilitate improved traffic flow. An existing high value tree is retained. Improved pedestrian connections will be provided.

 

STAGE 2 – OUTDOOR SPORTS COURTS
The outdoor courts are built on the site of the existing parking. The courts will be terraced with the sloping topography. The current concept shows 4no. tennis courts on a synthetic surface (using movable nets which allows multi-function use such as hockey or football) and 4no. netball courts on a hard surface.

 

STAGE 3A – CRICKET CENTRE
The Cricket Centre is located to the north of the Wigg Sports Centre with direct access and outlook to the P&F Oval. It includes 8 nets and administrative spaces. The facility will be designed to allow use by other sports and the wider school community.

 

STAGE 3B – CHANGE ROOMS & STORAGE
The existing change rooms and storage to the Wigg Sports Centre will be reconstructed to provide a contemporary and more spacious outcome and the ability to provide shared use with the Cricket Centre and outdoor sports.

 

STAGE 4 – MULTI-FUNCTION HALL
The Multi-Function Hall is located between the ovals and north of the Year 5-6 precinct. This location is at the centre of the campus so equally accessible to all members of the College community. The southern end of the P&F oval will require expansion to provide level frontage to the new hall.

 

OTHER WORKS
The existing internal road leading to the Wigg Sports Centre is changed to a predominately pedestrian avenue culminating in the ‘sports forecourt’ (sized to allow vehicular turn-around including ambulance and fire vehicles). A boom gate controls service vehicle access and allows out-of-hours access by parents for sports pick-up and drop-off.