KEY DESIGN ADVANTAGES
All-weather cover with secure, anti-vandalism protection
Curved Birdproof COLA
Multi-purpose sports court
34m x 14m
Hot Dip Galvanised
with Wonderglas ‘Opal’ skylights
Located in a densely populated Sydney suburb, Hurstville Adventist Primary School needed more covered outdoor space but had limited options for expansion. The school’s only wet-weather area was the verandah of the main building as its other shelters were for shade only. Surrounded by residential and commercial properties, there was no room to expand – meaning it had to make use of existing space on campus.
The school decided to transform its existing tennis court into an all-weather area but also needed to increase the security of the space due to concerns around vandalism and weekend fence-hoppers.
The solution? A full-enclosed, 34x14m steel COLA, allowing the court to be used rain, hail or shine. The new structure is secure and lockable, with fencing on all sides built in to prevent unwanted visitors from accessing the school. The mesh panel fall screens also stop stray tennis or basketballs from falling onto the surrounding street.
Given the limited access to the area, the Greenline team carefully planned the build and site access. Traffic management and approvals were put in place to get equipment on site while avoiding the power line exclusion zone. Even the discovery of an old concrete court under the existing one was handled with ease – concrete corers were brought in to prepare the court for footings.
The COLA has brought a new lease on life to the tennis court. Hurstville Adventist Primary School now uses the covered area as a multi-functional space, whether for assemblies, recess and lunch, or sports lessons. Kids are able to spend time outdoors, no matter the weather, and the school can rest assured it’s secure at all times.