Westpac Stadium – Sports Field Construction
Client: WestpacTrust Stadium
Project Manager: Grant Binns
Site Supervisor: Grant Binns
Key features of the work and/or statistics:
- 7930 tonnes of Merricks sand
- 2800 tonnes of drainage gravel
- 2100 metres of 110 mm drainage pipe
- 120 cubic metres of zeolite
- 90 cubic metres of Patumahoe clay
- 900 kg of grass seed
- 1200 kg of fertiliser
- Contract value $773,915
Brief description of the work:
We have been involved in sports field development for many years.
At the Stadium, we initially installed subsoil drainage, then we got involved with earthworks and finally our ability to be innovative won us the contract to construct the playing surface at the WestpacTrust Stadium in Wellington.
This was a major contract for the company using a design philosophy that had not been constructed on a project of this size before in New Zealand. We were able to work closely with the consultant (NZ Sports Turf Institute) and the head contractor (Fletcher Construction Ltd) to produce a sand over gravel profile to International Standards with an end result we could be (and still are) very proud of. Many staff members put in long hours and hard work to produce the results.