This Inner-City Warehouse Is Being Converted Into An Eco-Friendly Recreation Centre

By Jessica Best

render of proposed recreation centre in green square

Sydney’s Green Square has been a hub of action recently. The new precinct just opened its doors to the largest aquatic centre in the city since the 2000 Olympics, and now, in neighbouring Alexandria, an old industrial warehouse is due to be converted into a mega recreational centre with all the eco cred.

Located on Huntley Street, the proposed recreation centre is part of a joint effort to land Sydney with more indoor sporting facilities fit for all kinds of sports fiends.

At the moment, the new centre, designed by Collins and Turner Architects, is set to feature four new indoor multi-purpose courts, as well as outdoor recreation courts, and a brand new fitness space. The courts will be primed for basketball, netball, futsal, volleyball, gymnastics, and even badminton.

Much like Gunyama Aquatic Centre down the road, the Huntley Street Sports Centre will have sustainability front-of-mind with solar panels set to cover the entire rooftop. Rainwater will also be collected and re-used in the centre for different purposes.

Keep an eye out, if approved, this new recreational centre is due to begin construction in 2022. For more info, head here.

For now, make a plan to hit up this refreshed rooftop oasis.

Image credit: City of Sydney

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