New indoor recreation centre set to open in Hamilton

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Friday 25 August 2017

Hamilton’s newest sports facility will be formally opened next week.

The Peak is a 3470sq m indoor sports venue on the site of the Rototuna Senior and Junior High Schools. The $9.2 million facility is the result of a partnership between the Ministry of Education, the Rototuna High Schools’ Establishment Board of Trustees and Hamilton City Council.

Set to be opened on Monday 28 August, it is the first priority achieved under the Regional Sports Facilities Plan, a Waikato Mayoral Forum initiative.

Hamilton Mayor Andrew King says The Peak meets the needs of a growing city, increasing Hamilton’s available indoor court space for competitive and community sports such as netball, basketball, volleyball and the fast-growing indoor football code futsal. A wooden sprung floor and changing rooms are other features of what will be a key venue for the region’s indoor sports.

Mayor King says the collaboration between the schools, the Council and the Ministry of Education is a crucial feature of The Peak.

“Partnering with other organisations delivers some significant benefits for the city and for the Council,” he says. “The costs of major projects are shared, and by having a range of stakeholders around the table ideas can be shared and actioned in a spirit of true collaboration. Such a partnership ensures use of this excellent facility is maximised and provides an opportunity for Hamiltonians to be even more active.”

The Peak will be managed by the Rototuna Indoor Recreation Centre Trust, comprising representatives of the partner organisations and regional sports organisation Sport Waikato.

ROTOTUNA INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE - FACTS AND FIGURES

- 3470sq m, the overall gross floor area of the facility.
- Construction started at the beginning of November 2016.
- During peak construction up to 80 tradesmen were on the job, encompassing 21 different trades.
- 48 tons, volume of reinforcing steel.
- 153 tons, volume of structural steel.
- 652.2 cubic metres, volume of concrete.

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