Marrara Tennis Centre
During April 2017, Halikos was awarded the Marrara Tennis Centre project. The new Tennis centre enables the NT to host national and international competitions. The new centre boasts International Tennis Federation (ITF) compliant courts, four hot shot courts for younger participants and a prominent showpiece court with lighting that meets ITF standards. The new clubhouse includes office accommodation for the Tennis NT, Football Federation NT, kitchen, canteen, function areas and amenities. The clubhouse and administration centre is located within a two-story structure with a total built area of approximately 2400m2. Throughout the construction of the project, approximately 523 local jobs were created.
“The Marrara Tennis Centre is the first tennis centre in Australia to be completely wheelchair accessible and Halikos is proud to be involved in a public sporting facility which supports equality for all players” Matthew said.
The clubhouse building consists of reinforced concrete floors, block walls with structural stud wall infills and a structural steel framed roof. There is a combination of glazing and cladding systems, including glazed curtain walls, alucobond panelling, Scyon CFC cladding with detailed sun awnings and an impressive curved feature vertical shade structure completing the facade. The external building envelope has a detailed very high level of finish.
The internal environment consists of various usage spaces with a level of finish consistent with the external facades, including polished concrete finishes, vinyl, carpet, and ceramic tiles. The ceilings detail various ceiling matrixes and finishes that are all indicative of good design and the clients expected a high level of architectural finish.
Through our collaborative approach between our local Designers, Project Managers, Subcontractors and Suppliers Halikos were able to add value to the finished product and deliver the Centre on time and without an incident which is a great outcome for the client and the Darwin public” Matthew said.