St Kevin's Educational and Sports Facilities - Dalton Consulting Engineers

ClientSt Kevin's CollegeLocationAustralia, Vic
ConsultantDalton Consulting EngineersContractorBrent Gordon

St Kevin's Educational and Sports Facilities

Project Summary

In 2016, Brent Gordon of Dalton Consulting Engineers (DCE) addressed 12d Conference delegates about an exciting project for educational and sports facilities at St Kevin’s College in Melbourne. DCE is a privately-owned civil engineering consultancy with a growing global footprint. They specialise in three core areas of expertise: urban development, infrastructure and sport.

The Challenge

The college bought the 5.4ha site – one with a rich and varied history – in 2012, and had a variety of land development requirements.
St Kevin’s bought the former Coles carpark site in 2012…by bike or car it’s less than 10min from the school, so it had appeal. It’s now the largest privately owned Fully Synthetic Facility in Australasia.
Design challenges for the site included:

  • Environment Audit Overlay

  • Flood Inundation Overlay

  • Sewer Manhole

  • Design Compliance

  • Tree Protection – very important from an environmental perspective; the team had to ensure fill material from new construction was outside the Tree Protection Overlays.

  • Earthworks

  • Subsidence

The Solution

This 5.4 hectare site comprises:

  • 3 x FIFA Soccer Pitches – 100m x 60m

  • An incorporated AFL Football Field – 135m x 110m

  • FIH Hockey Field with tennis courts

  • 200m Athletic Track

  • High Jump Facilities

  • 2 x Long Jump Facilities

  • Shot Put facilities

  • 2 x pavilion and storage facilities

  • Gardiners Creek Bike Track

The Result

The facility opened in 2017, to great local acclaim.

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