Various Alspec door and window framing products were specified for the new Faith Lutheran College Sports Centre in the rural community of Plainlands in Queensland’s southeast.

A much-needed multipurpose sports and meeting facility for the 700 students at this growing Queensland College, which had outgrown its existing gathering spaces, the new sports centre designed by Fulton Trotter Architects is spacious enough to accommodate the entire school for graduation and presentation ceremonies.

Known as the Faith Sports Centre, the facility will be used for physical education classes as well as dance, theatre and meetings. The development comprises a north and south wing, each with flexible internal spaces, and connected with a covered outdoor space. Adjacent rooms include fitness and weights training, classroom environments and a feature rock climbing wall.

Alspec window and door framing products were installed at the sports centre to promote passive cooling and encourage natural ventilation. These included strategically positioned Breezeway louvre galleries and View-Max commercial sliding windows, both window products integrating seamlessly with the McArthur Evo 101.6 and 150mm centre pocket framing systems, which were adopted for the building’s fixed framing needs. The centre pocket framing provides a secure and energy efficient fixed framing solution well-suited to the sports centre environment.

Several door styles were selected based on their location and intended use, including durable ProGlide High Performance sliding doors, Swan 45mm commercial doors (in both hinged and sliding configurations) and Hawkesbury top hung sliding doors. While all three products are robust with proven durability, the top hung doors were chosen for certain situations as they can more easily span larger openings and allow for a seamless transition at ground level with their wheelchair-compliant sill.

Alspec products installed at the Faith Sports Centre included ProGlide High Performance sliding doors; McArthur Evo 101.6mm centre pocket framing; McArthur Evo 150mm centre pocket framing; Swan Evo 45mm commercial shopfront doors; Hawkesbury top hung commercial sliding doors; View-Max commercial sliding windows; and Air-Flo Plus 125mm framing, in clear anodised and black anodised finish.