The redevelopment of Cranbrook School’s Hordern Oval is quite the construction and architectural feat, built atop a 50 metre swimming pool.
Cranbrook’s Hordern Oval was built on top of the newly constructed Murray Rose Aquatic and Fitness Centre, all part of a major campus renewal. The wider project was designed by Architectus, and built by Richard Crookes Constructions. The aim was to connect sporting facilities within the campus, which has certainly been achieved.
The oval features a perched water table profile and retractable cricket nets, which provides space for the school athletics track.
The oval needed to be suitable for elite level school sports, including cricket, rugby and soccer. Consequently, various sports turf profiles needed to be included to ensure it was suitable to play on throughout the year. Our irrigation division also installed a fully automated irrigation system.