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WCE Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project

A community space with gyms, fields, pools, and more

  • $60M

    Project Value

  • 4

    Storeys

  • Perth, Western Australia

    Perth, Western Australia

Building a world-class fitness facility in a residential setting means a carefully considered design

The relocation and establishment of West Coast Eagles' (WCE) training facility at Lathlain Park represents a significant milestone in the club's 80-year history in Subiaco. Duplicating first-rate pitches at Optus Stadium and the MCG, the new facility’s two ovals required early attention within a tight program to ensure sufficient time for turf growth and establishment. Our structural and civil teams liaised with the architect, landscape architect, pitch specialist, and the Perth Football Club to determine the correct levels.

The deceptive simplicity of the “eagle-wing” feature roof atop the multi-functional internal areas dictated the complex geometry of our structural framing process. We worked closely with the architect, sharing 3D modelling to facilitate a rational structural grid which enables future expansion of the 200-metre (656-foot) structure.

Constrained by existing buildings, the structure was carefully positioned to minimise impact on the environs, and 200 new trees were planted to replace the 94 mainly young or dying trees removed prior to construction. We also assisted the client throughout the local consultation process.

Now complete, the bespoke, world-class, four-storey structure includes training and rehabilitation spaces, a lap pool and a hydrotherapy pool, and gyms as well as offices (including for the Wirrpanda Foundation), community function space, and a club museum. The internal training space allows practice kicks within the 13-metre high (43-foot) and 65-metre (213-foot) corner-to-corner field.

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Meet Our Team

Travis Demeza, Senior Civil Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Associate

It’s incredibly satisfying to see the infrastructure we create being used as envisioned, on what was once bare ground.
Travis Demeza Senior Civil Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Associate Read More

Liliana Mironov, Electrical Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Associate Director

Every single idea presents a new opportunity for learning and innovation.
Liliana Mironov Electrical Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Associate Director Read More

Alasdair MacKerron, Structural Section Manager, Principal

I enjoy the creative process of a new project; identifying risks is critical and I strive to bring imaginative solutions to the table.
Alasdair MacKerron Structural Section Manager, Principal Read More

Travis Demeza

Senior Civil Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Associate

Liliana Mironov

Electrical Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Associate Director

Alasdair MacKerron

Structural Section Manager, Principal

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