Junction Oval, St Kilda
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June 2017 Project Update
CONSTRUCTION ON JUNCTION OVAL'S MAIN BUILDING REACHES LEVEL 3
The concrete floor slab now been poured to level three of the main administration and high performance building at the northern (city-end) of Junction Oval. This area will house the bulk of Cricket Victoria's administration staff, one of its Big Bash League team's staff and the media rooms that will be used for first-class match days.
Glass will run along the external southern façade to provide a tremendous outlook onto the oval which continues to be maintained for use during the 2017/18 cricket season.
Within the main building, the wall framing and services are being installed across levels one and two. For the high performance players and coaches, the individual spaces are now defined with the wall framing in place. The design of the facility allows players to move easily on the one level from cricket practice on the ground and practice wickets into the change, aquatic recovery, gym and physiotherapy areas.
From the entrance to the building, visitors will be able to progress through the town square up the recently installed internal stair to level two where the four adjoining multipurpose meeting spaces are located. Level 2 will also house Cricket Victoria's Boardroom, a Big Bash League team administration area and the on-site dormitory. The dormitory will enable community clubs to visit the home of cricket in Victoria and immerse themselves in a high performance training environment.
The soil mounds on the eastern side of the oval have now been shaped in readiness for grass to be laid in the Spring period. The perimeter pathway has also been levelled in readiness for concreting.
Works are continuing to the internal areas of the Blackie Ironmonger heritage stand. These works will result in renovating change rooms for the St Kilda Cricket Club and community clubs. Further upgrades are also planned to the external areas of the grandstand.
Further enquiries on the project can be directed to Doug Rennie, Case Meallin, firstname.lastname@example.org