The finishing touches on the state-of-the-art Eric Tweedale Stadium in the heart of Granville are complete, with the building coming to an end.
The $11.3 million stadium has been a benchmark for sustainable construction with a key focus on an intricately detailed timbre roof structure.
“We’re delighted to make Granville home to community sport and provide our residents and visitors with a revitalised facility,” Mayor of Cumberland City Council, Steve Christou said.
“Its unique design is commendable, with the roof blending into the existing tree canopy and opening onto the new pitch.”
Despite the impacts of COVID-19, the Stadium, which has been in construction since June 2020, is now complete. It includes:
- Players, home/away, male and female, and referees change rooms
- Strength training gym
- Multipurpose room, first aid, admin room and canteen and a grandstand for 760 seats.
- Hearing loop and lift access
- A function room with adjoining commercial kitchen and viewing deck on Level 1.
- Underground stormwater system and incoming services including gas, water, sewer, and communications.
In separate works, the field’s been reconstructed, returfed and has new lighting, stormwater drainage and irrigation. It will be home to the Two Blues Rugby team.
Lead Designer and Project Architect of the stadium Ivana Simkovic of dwp|Design Worldwide Partnership said the Stadium was a benchmark in terms of cost effectiveness, efficiency, design quality and sustainability.
“The Stadium has been designed with the best practice principles of sustainability and simple form which will seamlessly blend into the existing Granville Park and surrounding neighbourhood,” Ms Simkovic said. The project is jointly funded by the Greater Sports Facility Fund and Cumberland City Council.