Iona College Provence Centre



  • checkMulti-Purpose Sports Hall



The recently completed new Provence Centre at Brisbane’s Iona College is a 2,300m2 multi-purpose sports hall to accommodate basketball, volleyball and other indoor sports,  as well as assemblies and school functions with capacity for 2,500 spectators.

Sports flooring and seating specialist Maxwood Technology supplied and installed both fixed and retractable seating and a Junckers Unobat 62+ sprung timber sports floor for the new hall. The TX Telescopic Seating System from Audience Systems was used for the retractable seating which is stored in a closed position when not in use to create greater flexibility for the space. 

“The Unobat 62 flooring system we installed is Level 1 FIBA Certified. It comprises of Hardwood Maple flooring, battens and shock absorbing rubber pads to assist with injury prevention and athlete safety,” explained Michael Donnelly, General Manager. “The retractable seating extends and retracts over the floor, meaning we need to design the floor to handle the loads and still perform at a high standard for athletes.”

Maxwood was engaged early in the process to work with the architects, main contractor and the school and develop the design solution.

“There was extensive collaboration with the project team,” said Michael. “We proposed the systems and developed the details including seating units, colours and even the line markings and school logo painted on the surface.”

Established in 1989, Maxwood has become the leader in sports flooring and audience seating solutions. Their expertise encompasses projects of all sizes including schools, sports halls and major performing arts venues across Australia and New Zealand.

Maxwood has built their reputation on design innovation and quality service and a range of market leading products. “Audience Systems and Junckers are both world-class manufacturers and as suppliers of both systems we can offer the best value and a combined warranty for both products working together,” said Michael.

The completed Provence Centre is another in a long line of exceptional spaces created by Maxwood.