The $13.2 million upgrade of Loxton Recreation Centre completed in January 2020 was part of the Building Better Regions Fund aimed to create jobs, drive economic growth, and build stronger regional communities into the future.
The Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said “This project is making Loxton an even better place to live and work, improving regional amenities for sport and recreation”.
Opening the doors to a plethora of new opportunities for the community, the upgrade includes a sports stadium with two indoor courts, mezzanine level function area, a tiered seating area and sporting bar that interconnects with an existing grandstand covered by a new canopy roof structure and associated landscaping.
Why was Moddex product selected?
Having previously worked with BADGE Constructions, Moddex was specified to supply and install balustrades on the internal and external stairs, stadium stairs of the concourse. BADGE Constructions knew they could rely on our modular system being quick to manufacture and install.
A product with short lead time and easy installation was a critical factor for the project. Moddex was the perfect fit, due to the modular nature of the system, as well as ensured compliance to the Australian Stadium and C5 Crowd Loading Standards. Designed for arenas and grandstands, the proprietary Moddex Conectabal system was installed to help mitigate and eliminate falls from elevated areas of the recreation centre. For disabled-access areas, Assistrail® Disability Handrails were used throughout the complex. With nine configurations available in the Conectabal family, the modular system can easily integrate with our Tuffrail® and Assistrail® ranges, making specification simple.
The balustrades were custom finished with a pleasing black powdercoat from the Dulux range, alongside an Offset Stainless-Steel handrail, creating a neat architectural and top-quality aesthetic appeal.
Known for our highly collaborative approach, Moddex worked closely alongside sub-contractors onsite to ensure exact placement of the stanchions with extreme accuracy and superb attention to detail. Due to the modular design, no welding was required on-site resulting in quick installation and flexibility onsite. Installers were able to deliver and install with ease as the building was being constructed, thus enabling no interruptions in construction operations. Moddex led a seamless process every step of the way and is proud to be involved in a project that supports and provides long term benefits to the regional Riverland in South Australia.
The key benefits of installing a Moddex solution on this project:
- Low risk and lowest total cost of ownership
- 100% compliance-tested for complete peace of mind when it comes to safety, security and durability
- No welding – no hot-works and no site disruption saving time and money
- Quick install turnaround times – 50% faster onsite