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New Stadium Flythrough Released as Construction Resumes

Architects Warren & Mahoney have released a new virtual fly-through of Stadium Waimakariri as construction looks set to resume next week following the change to Covid-19 Alert Level 3.


The video gives viewers a sense of the scale of the main four-court facility and showcases some of the other smaller multi-use spaces including the reception lobby, gym and courtyard.

While work was halted during the Level 4 lockdown, Level 3 will allow for construction and building activity as long as workers can maintain safe physical distancing.

Progress this year has been excellent, with large sections of framing completed, as seen in the images below. Each section requires a huge amount of unseen work including preparing the site foundation to hold the structural steel of the large facility, off-site steel fabrication, storm water drainage and the first series of building inspections.

The new facility will cost around $28m, be approximately 6,000m2 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.


Stadium Waimakariri progress shown on 22 April as compared to 1 January

Stadium Progress Photo 22 April 2020

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.

Click this link to view the full plans for Stadium Waimakariri.

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