Western Australia’s newest elite sport facility, the Western Australian Institute of Sport High Performance Centre in Mount Claremont, is set to open this April.
Located at Challenge Stadium within Perth’s elite sports precinct, the facility will open in time for Western Australia’s top athletes to start 18 months of training before they compete at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
The final touches are currently being put to the facility and the entry statement is being installed.
Mike McGrath, from architect dwp|suters, recently visited Perth to monitor construction progress and meet with alliance partner Sandover Pinder Architects and the WAIS team.
'We've designed an impressive centre that incorporates rehabilitation and recovery facilities, a strength and conditioning gym, hydrotherapy and ice recovery pools, altitude training, environmental and physiology laboratories, indoor sports hall, coaching and administration," Mr McGrath said.
"For runners the floor can be lifted to simulate hills, and is lifted by a giant hydraulic system. I am excited about the upcoming completion of WAIS this year and seeing West Australian athletes train at the facility and go for gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games."The facility includes four international standard indoor courts, elite level change and training facilities, Netball WA administrative offices, catering and function spaces, plus support facilities.