ADCO Wins Tender for Heffron Centre Construction in Maroubra

ADCO, one of Australia’s top construction companies for the past 50 years, has secured the tender for the $58-million Heffron Centre construction in Maroubra.

Following a competitive process, the company was appointed on 3 Aug 2021 as the builder and centre operator of the new state-of-the-art sports facility, which will house the professional rugby league club, South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Following the decision by Randwick Council, work on the Heffron Community High-Performance Centre will begin in late August with an anticipated completion in late 2022. 

ADCO is also behind the ongoing Brookvale Oval Redevelopment in the Northern Beaches and the redevelopment of the Concord Oval in Canada Bay. 

“The new sporting complex will feature an indoor sports centre, gymnastics centre and new home for the South Sydney Rabbitohs who will move their headquarters and Souths Cares community outreach work from their spiritual home of Redfern into their south-east supporter heartland of Randwick City by the end of 2022,” according to Randwick Mayor Danny Said. 

“It is funded by Souths and all three levels of Government and has been seven years in the planning. It will deliver more than 200 jobs during construction and more than 60 ongoing jobs through the operation of the facility.”

Photo Credit: Rabbitohs.Com.Au
Photo Credit: Rabbitohs.Com.Au

Randwick Council also negotiated for Belgravia Health and Leisure Group to manage the Heffron Centre for a 10-year lease. A multi-awarded company, Belgravia currently operates 190 sports facilities around Australia and New Zealand with a pool of 4,000 staff. 

According to Mayor Said, Randwick Council is confident of the appointment of the head builder and centre manager, which both extensively demonstrated experience in their fields. 

“I’m confident the partnership will provide high quality and well-run community facilities that will deliver for our communities for decades to come.”

Meanwhile, once completed, the Heffron Centre will be operating seven days a week and will have gymnastics programs for all ages and abilities. The indoor sports centre, on the other hand, will be a space for sports various community activities like netball, basketball, badminton, volleyball, and futsal.