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Cox Architecture to design Queensland State Velodrome for 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Cox Architecture to design Queensland State Velodrome for 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
June 18, 2014

Leading sport architects Cox, through its Brisbane-based affiliate Cox Rayner Architects, will design the new $55 million Queensland State Velodrome project, an integral facility for the the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Commissioned by the Queensland Government, the Velodrome will be built at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisbane beside the SuperX BMX track.

Announcing the appointment, Queensland Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Cox Rayner Architects submission scored highly in terms of capability, relevant experience, comparative cost and knowledge of the sports complex.

Deputy Premier Seeney stated “the design and construction of these facilities will provide a lasting legacy for Queenslanders to enjoy long after the Games is over.

“The firm’s winning design capitalises on south-east Queensland’s sub-tropical climate and conservation surrounds (while) its streamlined roof design will overcome the weather limitations of the existing outdoor velodrome ... built for the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games.”

Key features of the design are its new international competition standard timber track and wet weather facilities, details that compelled the complex upgrade in the first place. The venue will be complimented by a café and improved green spaces surrounding the $55 million velodrome.

The project is just one of the proposed 17 new and refurbished venues for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, and one of two sporting venues to be located in Brisbane for the games – the other is the Belmont Shooting Range.

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