Gepps Cross, South Australia
Department of Infrastructure and Transport (DIT)
World class football facility is a game-changer for South Australia
Built Environs was the Head Contractor for the new world-class State Centre for Football at Gepps Cross in Adelaide.
The development includes a show pitch with a 1,000 seat grandstand as well as a two-storey administration and function centre for Football SA, two full-sized synthetic FIFA compliant pitches, a multi-function room, a gymnasium, change rooms and 10 outdoor five-a-side pitches.
The complex sits on a 15 hectare parcel of land located within the State Sports Park, which has become a greener, more accessible and integrated, multi-use community and elite sports hub.
The new football facility is a game-changer for the state, catering for all levels of football from grassroots to elite level competition.
- 1,000 seat grandstand
- 10 outdoor five-a-side pitches
- Two full sized synthetic FIFA compliant pitches
- One full size natural turf FIFA compliant pitch
- 15 hectare total site area
- 200 space car park
To mitigate impact on neighbouring properties, Built Environs used three full-time water trucks on site to suppress dust and had an agreement with the local council to access a recycled water source. This source stored 80,000L of water on site in tanks, which was then pumped to a sprinkler system on the adjacent school fence.
Identifying and addressing issues early
We successfully managed the construction works which were in close proximity to overhead power lines from a 275,000 volt interconnector. We identified that a portion of the new building works was within the 25 m mandatory clearance zone, therefore our project team worked in collaboration with the consultancy team and Electranet to move the five-a-side pitches away from the mandatory clearance area. Our HSE Advisor developed a comprehensive critical lift plan in accordance with the Office of Technical Regulators' standards. This early recognition of this issue prevented abortive works and delays in the programme.