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Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre

The Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre is currently under construction in Mount Gambier, South Australia. In addition to six multi-purpose courts for various ball sports, the new building will also include a flexible event room and an indoor aquatic area with multiple swimming pools. The building will also include offices, a day-care centre, and a cafeteria. Completion of the new building is scheduled for the middle of 2022, with around half of the trades coming from the region and directly creating local jobs.

 

The roof of the integrated swimming hall will be executed as a wooden structure with glulam components measuring up to 42 m, which will be the longest single glulam beams ever used in Australia. The transport of the extraordinarily long glulam components presented a logistical challenge. The originally planned concept of bonding the components on site with the patented HESS LIMITLESS solution had to be revised at short notice due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The unique transport of the extra-long components required not only just-in-time delivery to the port in Zeebrugge, Belgium, but also the seamless coordination of two production sites where the beams were manufactured. In the port of Zeebrugge, the glulam components were reloaded after delivery by truck onto multi-purpose boogies (MPBs) to be subsequently loaded into the hull of the ship and stowed as break bulk cargo.

 

The contract included project management as well as structural engineering, shop drawings and logistical planning and was handled by the experienced staff at HESS TIMBER GmbH, a member of the HASSLACHER group.

Location

Mount Gambier, Australia

Client

City of Mount Gambier

General contractor

BADGE Constructions (SA) Pty Ltd

Architect

DesignInc Limited

Status

Under construction

Project category

Cultural, Canopy, Sport and Leisure, Glued laminated timber

Details

The roof of the integrated swimming hall will be executed as a wooden structure with glulam components measuring up to 42 m, which will be the longest single glulam beams ever used in Australia.

  • Wood species: Spruce
  • Volume: 224 m³ gluad lamianted timber

Product / Solution

Glued laminated timber

HASSLACHER group supplies 42m glulam beams to Australia

© HASSLACHER group

HESS TIMBER delivery to Mount Gambier, South Australia

© City of Mount Gambier

Wulanda Recreation & Convention Centre

© City of Mount Gambier