PDT was appointed to design a functional and flexible multipurpose sport and leisure centre for the Cairns community that would have low ongoing costs and allow for future expansion.
During the design process PDT were asked to amend the original design to meet Queensland Cyclone shelter guidelines, as a result additional amenities were added to cater for increased occupancy during a cyclone. The centre was adapted to allow for more back up power and increased natural ventilation. As a result the centre has the ability to provide shelter for up to 1500 people and is designed and constructed to meet category 5 wind loading standards.
Facilities include double indoor sport hall, a futsal court, health and fitness studio, multipurpose event spaces, meeting rooms, gym, administration area and car park.