The Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre (GCSLC) has picked an Urban Design Award at the recent 2017 Gold Coast Urban Design Awards. 

According to the jury, the BVN-designed facility is a “very popular building within the local community, and the combination of architectural and landscape building embraces its role making a series of rich and engaging spaces for occupation and activity.”

The precinct is preparing to be on the world stage during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, which will run from 4 – 15 April 2018, and throughout the games, the GCSLC is the nominated venue for the badminton, wrestling and weightlifting programs. 

The facility can accommodate a 5000-strong crowd.

City of Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate says that, “Excellent urban design projects help make our city internationally renowned for the high standard of our built environment and liveability for our residents.”

Following the Commonwealth Games, the GCSLC will be a major site for community and professional sporting groups, particularly netball and basketball.