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WCE Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project

Delivering a historic milestone for a top WA football club

  • $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 of the West Coast Eagles (WCE) training facility from Subiaco to Lathlain Park represents a milestone in the club's history—but the new site and construction had its challenges. Our structural and civil teams liaised with the client, architect, landscape architect, pitch specialist, and numerous stakeholders to deliver this major project within a tight program.

To achieve first-rate pitches, the ovals demanded attention before anything else, to allow turf growth and establishment. Sitting in a residential zone, constrained by buildings and foliage, the structure was carefully located to minimise visual and environmental impact, and 200 trees were planted to replace young or dying specimens. Meanwhile, the deceptive simplicity of the feature “eagle-wing” roof dictated the complex geometry of our structural framing process. We shared 3D models with the architect to facilitate a rational structural grid, which will also allow for future expansion.

Now complete, the world class facility features the amenities expected by top athletes for training and rehabilitation while also providing accommodation for the Wirrpanda Foundation. The facilities and club museum can be enjoyed by the local and wider communities of Perth for years to come.

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Meet Our Team

Travis Demeza, Principal, Group Leader Albany/ Australian Discipline Leader, Civil

It’s incredibly satisfying to see the infrastructure we create being used as envisioned, on what was once bare ground.
Travis Demeza Principal, Group Leader Albany/ Australian Discipline Leader, Civil Read More

Liliana Mironov, Associate Director, Senior Electrical Project Engineer/AU Discipline Leader

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

Alasdair MacKerron, Associate Director, Structural Section Manager

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 Associate Director, Structural Section Manager Read More

Travis Demeza

Principal, Group Leader Albany/ Australian Discipline Leader, Civil

Liliana Mironov

Associate Director, Senior Electrical Project Engineer/AU Discipline Leader

Alasdair MacKerron

Associate Director, Structural Section Manager

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