Built Environs has been announced as the head contractor to deliver Australia’s first vertical multi-use sports centre at the Fitzroy Gasworks site in Melbourne, Victoria.

Early works are set to commence on site in mid-June including site inspections and investigations, with ground establishment and mobilisation works beginning in August. Major construction is expected to generate approximately 250 jobs. The new sports centre is scheduled to be completed in early 2024.

Built Environs has 35 years’ experience in delivering award-winning projects that enhance the way people live, work and play. The new designs for the centre include four multi-purpose courts for highball sports, a multi-purpose court for futsal, a gymnasium, café and lounge area, community facilities, change rooms, umpire change rooms, foyer and reception.

The sports centre’s innovative vertical design is in response to the demand for sports facilities in built-up inner-city areas where land is scarce and comes at a premium.  The centre will provide much needed new facilities for a range of local sports clubs including the Collingwood Basketball Association which will host games and competitions in the heart of Fitzroy.

The project has been made possible through a $49.5 million investment from the Labor Government, plus a $5 million contribution from the Yarra City Council, which will manage the centre once complete.

The new sports centre will be built adjacent to the Wurun Senior Campus which opened in Term One of the 2022 school year. The new sports centre will be designed and constructed to integrate with the school’s two indoor sports courts to enable shared use and create a six-court facility outside of school hours.

The project is part of the Government’s plan for the Fitzroy Gasworks Precinct which will create a new neighbourhood that will be home to more than one thousand families.

For more information visit development.vic.gov.au/projects/fitzroy-gasworks