Bridgestone Athletics Facility

Client: City of Salisbury

Project: Bridgestone Athletics Facility



The project involved the Design & Construction of new clubroom and equipment storage shed to support the IAAF Class 2 athletic track and interfaces therein.


The project comprised of 2 stages as follows:

Stage 1- Detailed Design Development

  • Review of concept design
  • Civil design – foundations, pavements and storm water design
  • Structural design – new building and verandah
  • Electrical design – distribution, lighting, security
  • Mechanical design – heating, cooling and exhaust
  • Hydraulics design – potable water, fire, sewer, gas reticulation
  • Design Review meetings concurrently with design development
  • Safety in Design review and workshop with key stakeholders
  • Coordination with services authorities
  • Attain Building Rules Consent and Development Approval

Stage 2- Construction and Commissioning

Athletics Club(s) Building

  • General earthworks preparation for new building platform
  • Installation of all new ‘underfloor’ services
  • Construction of new reinforced concrete foundations – raft slab/ bored piers
  • Fabrication and erection of structural steelwork, roof structure and internal / infill wall framing
  • Installation of internal and external doors, windows and glazing
  • Roofing and guttering works – including connection to underground SW system
  • Internal fitout of the new facility including first and second fix linings, electrical, hydraulics and mechanical.
  • Internal floor and ceiling linings
  • Fabrication and installation of joinery elements
  • Completion of painting
  • External pavement interfaces
  • Commissioning works

Athletic(s) Club Storage Shed

Construction of a new 18m x 9m storage shed on the western boundary of the site and incorporating:

  • Detailed earthworks to optimise interface between shed location and track
  • Construction of new reinforced concrete foundations –slab on ground/ bored piers
  • Fabrication and erection of lightweight steel framing and external cladding
  • 1 off 6m roller door and 1 off PA door
  • Internal fitout comprising lighting and security only
  • Construction of interconnecting pavement – shed to track


Innovations and Value Add to Project

In-conjunction with Intro Architects, BluBuilt was able to offer an alternative design to The City of Salisbury concept design.  The robust design and striking features at a competitive price ensured BluBuilt delivered an outstanding outcome for Council and the wider community.

In the early stages of design, BluBuilt provided multiple options of the floor plan layout incorporating DDA requirements within the changerooms and a DDA ramp to access the oval.


  • Installation of underground services due to un-controlled fill. The solution was to suspend the internal and external sewer out to the street connection

Athletics track installation took place concurrently with the building works. BluBuilt worked closely with the nominated contractor to ensure project was delivered on time. Continual communication with stakeholders was key to driving this outstanding project forward


City of Salisbury

Contract Type

Lump Sum – Design & Construct


December 2019 – June 2020


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