Design elements will bring the Rec’s public areas to life
The Rec’s public areas will be opened up and enhanced, with long views established through it, bringing the building’s social life to the foreground.
The Rec is a heritage-listed building, and new lighting will be chosen to complement its architecture. It is hoped that the building’s original sign can be restored, replacing the current signage.
Long views will be created through the Rec
A ‘Wall of Fame’ along the ramp will celebrate the sporting achievements in the Rec, and a plaque on the stairs will commemorate historic events connected to the building.
New herb garden for the creche
The concourse could be cleared to enable use for events and exhibitions
The proposals cater to the Rec’s existing tenants, with a new herb garden privacy screen for the creche and frames and lighting for photography centre Photofusion to hold outdoor exhibitions.
Community organisations will be engaged in testing different ways of using the concourse for public events.
The Rec’s concourse and reception have a ramp that is currently too steep for disability and access requirements. Work is being done to ensure the entrance to the building is accessible and design options will be shared in due course.
View of event space in the Rec
View of the creche herb garden