Industrial Project






NATIONAL CATEGORY WINNER

GOLD AWARD WINNER

Entrant

Hawkins Construction South Island Ltd

Property

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Owned by

Dunedin City Council

Judges’ comments

Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium needs little introduction – New Zealand’s first undercover stadium and the world’s largest natural grass, permanently covered stadium, opened for the Rugby World Cup in 2011.
This project was carried out in an extremely challenging environment – attempting a whole series of innovations under rigid time and cost constraints. It could easily have been a debacle, but instead was a magnificent tour de force, a credit to all involved.




GOLD AWARD WINNER

Entrant

Foster Construction Ltd

Property

Claudelands Arena, Hamilton

Project Partners

Holmes Consulting Group (Engineer)
Kingstons (Quantity Surveyor)
N-Compass Project Managers (Project Manager)
Chow:Hill Architects (Architect/Designer)
eCubed Building Workshop Limited (Services Engineer)
Marshall Day Acoustics (Acoustic Engineer)

Owned By

Hamilton City Council

Judges’ comments

Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty Hamilton City Council proceeded with this large $40 million construction Project. The circumstances meant that delivering the project within tight budget and time constraints was absolutely critical. Poor ground conditions were encountered once Foster commenced on site so as well as having to mitigate the time effects the team had to substantially value engineer other aspects of the project to keep it within the overall budget.

Foster also delivered on their promise to engage as many local contractors as possible, with some 90% of the spend being awarded to locals. Opportunities were taken to recycle considerable waste and an old brewery tank was re used for rainwater collection. The arena is flexible – catering for 5000 seated or as a banquet 1400 people or many smaller configurations.

The project team is justifiably proud to have delivered this fine facility to Hamilton’s citizens. Such were the good relationships established on this project Foster was awarded a further Project on this site following completion of the Arena.