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Work Resumes on Stadium Waimakariri

Wednesday, May 27, 2020   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: recreation, built environment, sport

Waimakariri District Council media release: 27th May 2020

Construction has resumed on Stadium Waimakariri with contractors Leighs Construction working hard to make up time lost due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

At Level 3 workers returned to the site but work is slower than before due to physical distancing requirements and additional health and safety practices now being in place.

This is expected to cause the delivery date of the building to be pushed back and it is now likely to be open for the community to use in July 2021.

Construction wise to date the majority of steel framing is complete, roofing material has been delivered to the site and is in the process of being erected. The power transformer has been installed, along with trenching and ducting, and will be connected in June.

Some final sections of the slab flooring are scheduled to be poured in the coming weeks before the remaining sections of exterior wall are connected to the building as it stands today.

The new facility will cost around $28 million, be approximately 6,000 square metres in size and house four indoor courts configured for futsall, handball, korfball, volleyball, netball, badminton and basketball. It will also house a central fitness facility, change rooms, coaching and meeting space and seat around 500 spectators.

The site on Coldstream Road in Rangiora places the Multi-Use Sports Facility near other sporting grounds such as the MainPower Oval for cricket, Waimakariri Hockey Turf and the Maria Andrews Park football ground. Nearby land is earmarked for a proposed tennis club.

Once complete the facility will be operated by the North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust. Leigh’s Construction have been on schedule so far, however the pause due to the lockdown is likely to see the completion date delayed by a few weeks. It’s expected the doors will open to the public mid-2021.

View the full plans for Stadium Waimakariri [PDF].

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