Sports Facilities

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Omnii prides itself on understanding how Sports Facilities operate

Omnii is experienced with the stadiums of today, their usage (ongoing revenue streams outside of “event day”) and their relationship to structural systems.

This enables us to generate efficient designs that positively affect the client/operator/user through flexibility of operation, architectural freedom of design and enhanced aesthetics. With this comes flexibility for the Head Contractor/Builder (and Structural Engineer) via unprotected steel usage (when otherwise the Building Codes would require a fire rated structure).

Considerations for Sports Facilities from a fire impact perspective include:

  • Use of pyrotechnics
  • Dust production during the event eg. Monster Trucks
  • Density of population / occupants / participants
  • Mass people movement
  • Impacts of unwanted alarms
  • Major event control and fire system operational requirements for fire brigades
  • Integration of Public Address (PA) systems with the Evacuation systems
  • Commercial cooking equipment and associated specialist fire protection

North Queensland Stadium

North Queensland Stadium

Location Townsville, Qld
Client Watpac Construction
Architect COX
Services Fire Engineering
& Fire Protection
(including 3D Revit designs)

The $250 million project will deliver a 25,000 seat, best practice regional stadium to Townsville. Future home to the NRL’s North Queensland Cowboys, the facility will also host a multitude of sporting, cultural and community events.

Mars Stadium

Mars Stadium

Location Ballarat, Vic
Client City of Ballarat
Architect Peddle Thorp
Services Fire Engineering

Mars Stadium (formerly Eureka Stadium) underwent a $38.5 million redevelopment. The upgrades, designed to bring the facility to meet AFL standards, featured; a new playing surface and a new undercover grandstand, extending capacity to over 11,000 spectators.

Essendon Football Club

Essendon Football Club

Location Tullamarine, Vic
Client Essendon Football Club & Little Projects
Architect Jackson Architecture
Services Fire Engineering

The Essendon Football Club, home to the Bomber’s, will undergo new extension and refurbishment works. The upgrades will include a new Hall of Fame, café and kitchen facilities, locker and change rooms, dormitory style accommodation and additional community facilities.