Kane Constructions were awarded the Manuka Broadcast and Media Centre in September 2017 and have been working with Architects Populous to finalise the design prior to commencing construction.
The new Broadcast and Media Centre at the Manuka Oval precinct provides a much needed face lift and will move the facility into the realm of world-class sporting venues.
The Broadcast and Media Centre will complement the heritage aspects of the Manuka Oval Precinct and the design of the building is of high quality, sympathetic and reflects the existing design standards at Manuka Oval including the surroundings. Put simply, the goal is a precinct that preserves the heritage-listed elements and attracts even more world-class sporting events to Canberra.
The Broadcast and Media Centre itself will include:
- Print press room with seated desk positions
- Print breakout area
- Access to catering for the print press
- Press conference facility with room for 50 seated journalists and broadcast cameras
- Two TV broadcast studios
- TV broadcast compound and storage rooms
- Camera deck behind the bowler’s arm
- Six radio boxes each with seating for six people
- Scorers box
- Photographers room
- Multi-purpose function spaces which can be easily accessed by users
With a proposed height of 17.5 metres the new Broadcast and Media Centre will be placed at the southern end of the stadium where it will be of a similar scale and size to surrounding buildings.
The facility will provide improvements to Manuka Oval itself and bring local businesses more trade and tourism during major sporting events.