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Winning new Perth Stadium design revealed

Winning new Perth Stadium design revealed
July 18, 2014

The new Perth Stadium will be a world-class five-tiered stadium with roof coverage over 85% of its seats, a striking bronze facade that reflects Western Australia’s unique geology, LED lights that show home sports team colours, and a wide range of ‘fans first’ facilities including two of the largest video screens in the country.

Unveiling a design by the architectural team of Cox Architecture, Hassell, HKS and Arup, Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett said contractual negotiations between the Western Australian Government and the WESTADIUM consortium to design, build, partially finance and maintain the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct had been successfully concluded with the contract to be be signed in coming days.

Premier Barnett explained “this is a very exciting day for all West Australians and I am delighted to reveal the design of this world-class venue, which will play a pivotal role in the transformation of Perth.

“The winning design successfully meets the State’s requirement for a world-class, multi-purpose stadium within a parkland setting, and does so with a uniquely Western Australian focus.

“The seating bowl maximises stadium atmosphere, gives fans exceptional views and brings them close to the action, providing a special home ground advantage for our teams.

“These facilities will not only deliver an outstanding fan experience on event days, but will also provide year-round access to a magnificent recreational precinct.

“I’m also particularly pleased to announce that the successful negotiations for this contract have confirmed that the capital cost of the stadium is around $40million less than what was originally budgeted.”

Western Australia Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron added that the design reflected Western Australia’s sporting history through meticulous planning undertaken over the past three years and an unrelenting focus on successfully delivering a ‘fans first’ stadium.

Minister Waldron stated “the emphasis on delivering a venue that has the fan experience at the very heart is very much in evidence in this design.

“Seat sizes are generous and each one will have a cup holder; fans will enjoy access to more than 70 food and beverage outlets; and those requiring higher levels of access - such as people in wheelchairs - will be able to use designated seating platforms across all seating tiers.

“The technology provisions include 4G Wi-Fi coverage across the stadium and precinct, two giant 240 metre2 video screens - some of the biggest in the country - and a further 1,000 screens throughout the stadium so fans never miss any of the action.

“The stadium will include the widest range of seating and hospitality options of any stadia in Australia.”

The design of the sporting and recreation precinct surrounding the stadium is inspired by Dreamtime stories and the connection with the Swan River, and will have three distinct recreational spaces encouraging use by the community all year round.

A covered Community Arbour, linking the new six-platform stadium station to the river, will represent Noongar community stories. The western section of the precinct will be home to an amphitheatre, two children’s playgrounds, picnic areas and a boardwalk while the community sporting oval to the north will be available for public use on non-event days, as well as providing event-day parking.

On site, WESTADIUM will now begin preparations for construction to start by the end of the year. This will involve erecting site offices, mobilising machinery and other facilities necessary to accommodate a peak workforce of 950 during the construction phase.

The WESTADIUM consortium has significant international stadia experience and its members have been involved in an impressive array of past projects, including the recently completed and highly acclaimed Adelaide Oval redevelopment, ANZ Stadium Australia and the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in the USA.

The consortium is led by three key members, Brookfield Multiplex (design and construction), John Laing (equity investor and asset management) and Brookfield Johnson Controls (facilities management).

The new Perth Stadium is due to be open in time for the start of the 2018 AFL season

For more information visit www.perthstadium.com.au

15th April 2014 - PREFERRED BIDDER NAMED FOR NEW PERTH STADIUM


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