Background

Tennis Australia are redeveloping the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre to modernise all playing surfaces to ITF standards and provide a tennis facility for developing professional and social players today and into the future. The development is the anchor point for the ongoing upgrade of the Memorial Drive tennis precinct and stage 1 of the redevelopment of the centre court facilities leading to the future construction of a multi-sport area. The project will be delivered in two stages to allow existing players and members to maintain use of facilities during the construction period.

Project Detail

Sunken show court and players pavilion

10 ITF standard Plexipave hardcourts

4 Artificial turf courts

13 ITF Standard grass courts

5 ITF standard clay courts and players pavilion

Redevelopment of existing carpark and construction of new maintenance building

Construction of player shelters, court circulation and precinct landscaping

Construction Detail

The development consists of all international court surfaces and the pavilions are glazed steel structures with feature timber soffits and ceilings and raking butterfly pitched roofs.

Challenges

Site logistics and a staged programme created several construction challenges

Site access restrictions due to the city fringe location and weekly sporting events at neighbouring Adelaide Oval added to logistics and planning and ongoing consultation with adjoining stakeholders

Staging and construction methodology has been revised by Kennett to minimise site disruption and streamline the construction programme

Outcomes

Nil to date (construction currently in progress)

Team

Ash Jolly – Estimator

Paul Jennings – Construction Manager

Phil Barona – Project Manager

Kym Collins – Site Manager

Henry McCarthy – Contract Manager

Chris Lemar – HSE Officer

Arial view artist impression

Artist Impression of players pavilion