Spantech designed and built a new COLA structure for the Glenvale Christian School in Toowoomba, Queensland. The sloping site gave Spantech the opportunity to create an unusual split-level design.

The COLA shade structure accommodates a mini netball and futsal court, plus a full sized volleyball court in the games level. Sports equipment includes two basketball backboards mounted on the building’s columns. The height of the backboards is adjustable to suit the age of the players.

A set of 16-metre wide concrete stairs leads up from the games level to a large stage, which can accommodate the growing needs of the school well into the future. The steps can also be used as casual seating when watching a game.

The lighting system installed in the COLA will ensure volunteers can stay on and enjoy the facility well after sundown. Spantech’s design for the shade structure will allow the school to enclose the building at some point in the future.