Margaret Court Arena

Margaret Court Arena

Project Overview
  • Project Margaret Court Arena

  • Builder Lend Lease

  • Architect NP Architecture / Populous

  • Location Melbourne, Victoria

  • Framing Used SBS Smart Frame / Pre-Fabricated Fascia Framing

SBS designed and manufactured lightweight stepped and cantilevered fascia truss framing solutions for the $366 million Margaret Court Arena refurbishment project. With the roof achieving an incredible design and engineering feat of retracting in less than 5 minutes, it is now the fastest closing in Australia.

As a result, a lightweight alternative to heavy structural steel was essential as the roof wouldn’t have been able to cope with the loads. The fascia framing had to also support a continuous box gutter.

The knowledge and expertise of SBS made it possible to achieve both objectives while also enabling direct fix of cladding to the frames without top hats.