Many years of planning by the Macquarie College Foundation, the College Council, and the wider community are slowly coming to fruition as the construction of the Sport and Recreation Centre progresses on the Campus.
The project commenced construction on 7th March and works are currently on schedule for Completion early in November 2017. Most recently, the concrete floor to the lower ground floor amenities has been poured and some of the external walls are now up to ground floor level.
The first construction milestone is coming up in around two weeks’ time when the elevated ground floor concrete slab will be poured. This milestone will entail the arrival and departure of a series of concrete trucks throughout the morning. Once this is poured it will be easier for everyone to get a better view of just how large this building will be! The next major milestone for the construction will be the erection of the structural steel frame. This will entail an increase in the movement of large vehicles to the site for the delivery of large steel frames. We will keep parents updated about any anticipated impacts on traffic flow during that time.
Completion of the Centre will enable our Junior and Senior School Sport programs to be delivered without disruption within a state-of-the-art facility which will no doubt inspire future generations of sport and recreation participants to higher levels of participation and achievement.
The Centre will also provide additional, high-quality training spaces for students to prepare for their roles as sporting representatives of Macquarie College.
The College is also committed to making the Centre accessible by the wider community, for the delivery of formal and informal activities and programs. More information about opportunities to utilise the Sport & Recreation Centre will be made available to the College community and the public closer to Completion.
It is certainly an exciting time as we watch the transformation of the site and start to imagine ourselves within the walls of the new Sport & Recreation Centre.
For regular updates on the construction site,
especially photographic progress,
please follow the Macquarie College Sport Facebook page.