24m (w) x 42m (l) x 16.6m (h) Gymnastics Centre, Armidale NSW

Armidale Gymnastics Centre was seeking to expand their current centre. The vision was to achieve an Olympic standard facility that would enable them to deliver world class training for all ages – ranging from recreational to development squads as well as hosting State and National based events.
Techspan was engaged to tailor the design, engineering and manufacturing of their gymnastic centre extension.

The Brief

Armidale Gymnastics Centre delivers a range of gymnastics classes and training, ranging from Junior Ninja Gym to all age recreational and development squad training and more.

Seeking to expand their current facility, the vision was to provide an Olympic standard extension that would provide additional floor space, additional activity facilities such as trampolines, climbing wall, various training areas and of course; comfortably accomodate the gym students, their families – not to mention enable the centre to host a range of State and National based events and competitions.

One of the challenges was to not only deliver on the vision, but in creating a solution that seamlessly connected the new extension with the existing building – did someone say challenge?

Project Overview

Manufacture Time:

4 Days

Site Erection Time:

30 Days


Gymnastics Centre


Armidale Gymnastics Centre


Armidale NSW

Project Features

Size & Structure

21 m (W) x 40 m (L) x 10.5m (H)


  • Structural Steel Braced Frame
  • 2 Tone Colourbond External Cladding
  • Translucent Sheeting For Maximum Natural Light
  • Custom Louvers For Ventilation


  • Internal Height of 13m to meeting Olympic standards
  • Designed to connect to adjoining building with a custom boxed gutter
  • Retaining wall integrated to structural columns for build strength and efficiency
  • custom mezzanine floor, stairs and balustrade
  • 16m high frame including vertical climbing wall integrated into the building structure
  • custom access tower to the full width service platform to allow for equipment rigging

Our Innovative Solution

After reaching out to Techspan and stepping through our free design consultation, design and engineering and custom manufacturing stages, the result of this project was a 24m wide x 42m long and enormous 16.6m high structural steel braced building with 2 tone colourbond external cladding.

The new extension was designed to seamlessly integrate with the existing building and was connect with the use of a custom designed box gutter system. Loads of light flood the space though the sue of translucent sheeting to the front and rear of the extension.

The mezzanine floor was designed to create a seamless transition from the existing building to the extension and provide 2 levels – the top featured sunken trampolines, a kindy ninja warrior style activity course and viewing level to the main floor below.
Walking down the custom stairs the lower level, there is loads of space for gym amenities, offices, break out zones and of course; the Olympic standard gym floor area.

Additional support was integrated into the building structure to allow for a 13metre high climbing wall to be installed.

A number of custom louvers and windows were installed around the building to maximise air flow when needed.

Soring over 13 metres above is a full width service platform to allow for rigging of gym equipment and maintenance. this is access by a lockable access tower – ensuring that only staff are able to gain access.

Outside, Techspan designed a structural retaining wall that integrated with the main columns. This was designed to work within the topography/contours of the site and maximise build efficiencies. The 2 tone colour bond cladding on the external walls of the building creates an appealing design aesthetic and ties in with the existing building.

From design approval, this project was manufactured in Techspan purpose built facility in just 4 days, delivered to site and installed in 30 days.

Techspan were extremely proud to support Armidale Gymnastics Centre to achieve their vision and super excited to be able to be involved in a project that enhances the facilities available to our Armidale and regional community.

Manufactured to Australian standards. Designed for purpose. Engineered to perform.

Proof of yet another Techspan project ‘Structured to Work’.

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