Stadium build progressing well

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Steel framing is being erected while above-ground and underground works continue on the Stadium...
Steel framing is being erected while above-ground and underground works continue on the Stadium Waimakariri site. Photos: Waimakariri District Council
Work above and below ground is progressing at the new Stadium Waimakariri.

The taller parts of the framing were put up last month, giving the public an idea of the scale of the stadium on Coldstream Rd, Rangiora.

The new facility will cost around $28 million. It has a floor size of about 6000 square metres and will house four indoor courts configured for futsal, handball, korfball, volleyball, netball, badminton and basketball.

It will also house a central fitness facility, changing rooms, and coaching and meeting spaces. It will seat about 500 spectators.

As the build continues, foundation pads are being progressively constructed in line with steel frames being delivered to the site and then erected.

 Earthworks are continuing on the Stadium Waimakariri site.
Earthworks are continuing on the Stadium Waimakariri site.
The latest work focuses on erecting the steel for zones one, two, three and four, which includes the court facilities.

Drainage and service infrastructure for the plant and changing rooms is almost complete, ready for the laying of the concrete slab.

‘‘Overall, the build is progressing well and, over the coming months, we will continue to see more framing going up alongside the on- and under-ground work, before the focus shifts to putting a roof over the stadium,’’ a Waimakariri District Council spokesperson said.

The site on Coldstream Road in Rangiora places the multi-use sports facility near other sporting grounds such as the MainPower Oval for cricket, the Waimakariri Hockey Turf and the Maria Andrews Park football ground.

It is also beside land earmarked for a proposed 10-court outdoor tennis facility.

Once complete, the stadium will be operated by the North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust.

It is expected that construction will finish around May 2021, ready for its fit-out.

 

 

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