Duncan Thompson Stand

Gorual Country / North Sydney, NSW

Upgraded player facilities respect heritage and meet 21st century sporting needs.

Duncan Thompson Stand

2017 Gorual Country / North Sydney, NSW

Upgrades to player facilities preserve the heritage values of the Duncan Thompson Stand, whilst also integrating principles of sustainable design.

Located at North Sydney Oval in St Leonards Park, North Sydney, the stand was built in 1929, and was the largest suburban grandstand in the state at that time.

The existing facility had become dilapidated over the years and no longer met the needs of its users. North Sydney Council engaged Sam Crawford Architects to upgrade the player amenities to enable hosting of first-class sports matches and events at the venue.

Designed within the current envelope, the works included upgrades to the team dressing rooms, match official dressing rooms, player’s medical facilities and anti-doping facilities.

Project Team

Sam Crawford, Charlotte Evans, Gabrielle Pelletier


Accessibility & BCA – AED Consulting
Heritage – Cab Consulting
Hydraulic Engineers – Partridge Partners
Mechanical, Electrical + Fire – Evolved Engineering
Quantity Surveyor – Bylett and Associates
Structural Engineer – Professor Max Irvine


Bermagui Constructions


North Sydney Council