Bond unveils new elite Sports Centre Bond University has unveiled another jewel in the Bond Sport crown with the launch of its new multi- million dollar Sports Centre.
The elite sporting facility measures 2,700sqm and encompasses a gym with state-of- the-art fitness equipment, three group exercise rooms, two beach volleyball courts, a dedicated function area and linkage pathways with Bond’s famous Olympic size pool.
The Centre was designed by BDA Architecture and was built by ADCO Constructions, who are responsible for many of Bond’s educational facilities including the award-winning Abedian School of Architecture and the Sustainable Development Building, which was Australia’s first Six Star Green Star educational building.
The new facility is clad in Bond University's signature sandstone and is in keeping with the iconic nature of the campus architecture.
The Sports Centre features a multifunctional mezzanine space, including a viewing platform overlooking the 50 metre swimming pool. The design of the facility makes extensive use of timber, exposed concrete and natural light, and features a 'sports mural' on a perforated aluminium sheet spanning the front of the building.
The surrounding precinct includes two beach volleyball courts with soft landscaping shaped with grassy areas and native plantings.
The new Sports Centre adds to Bond University's suite of elite sporting facilities including the High Performance Training Centre located within the Bond Institute of Health and Sport (BIHS), competition level rugby and AFL fields and a 50 metre heated pool. The Sports Centre will be open for use from May 23.2016