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17 July 2014

Westadium design for new Perth Stadium revealed

Representatives of Westadium, a consortium led by Brookfield Financial and John Laing, joined West Australian (WA) Premier Colin Barnett and Minister for Sport and Recreation, Terry Waldron at the new Perth Stadium site, Burswood today to unveil the winning Stadium and Sports Precinct design.

Please see below a video of the winning design for the new stadium.

Contractual negotiations between Westadium and the WA State Government to design, build, partially finance and maintain the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct have successfully concluded and the contract will be signed in the coming days.

Westadium ‘s spokesperson John Flecker, Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Multiplex Australasia, thanked Premier Barnett and the WA State Government for the opportunity to be part of developing one of the world’s best multi-purpose venues.  

The consortium provides specialist expertise for each stage of the Stadium’s life including:

  • John Laing is the investor and manager for the project;
  • Brookfield Multiplex is the design and construction contractor;
  • Brookfield Financial is the financial adviser; and
  • Brookfield Johnson Controls is the facilities manager for 25 years.

Mr Flecker said the Westadium consortium also includes an award winning design team that has combined its unparalleled local knowledge and commitment to Perth with extensive international experience.

"The team - Cox Architects, Hassell, HKS and Arup - have high profile projects of a similar nature to the new Perth Stadium to their credit, including many of Australia's and the world's best known sporting facilities.

“Past projects include the recent major redevelopment of the Sydney Cricket Ground, Adelaide Oval’s new western stand, USA’s biggest stadium - the 100,000 capacity AT&T Stadium in Texas, and the Beijing 2008 Olympic National Aquatics Centre.

“The new Perth Stadium seating bowl will deliver unrivalled sightlines and a distinctive architectural language in the form of its lightweight fabric roof that gives the impression of hovering over the ground.

“Within the building, concourses will be generously provided with an array of food and beverage concession points, superb restaurants and bars offering stunning city views across the river and into the bowl.

“The extensive incorporation of state of the art IT, LED displays, lighting and signage will facilitate home team colours to the advantage of both players and fans.”

Mr Flecker said construction of the stadium will begin at the end of this year and will be completed in time for the start of the 2018 Australian Rules Football League season.                         

The project will create 2600 jobs during the construction phase, delivering $2.5 billion of value to the WA economy.                                     

The official media statement from the Western Australian government is available from www.perthstadium.com.au     

 

                                                                                                

 

Westadium design for new Perth Stadium revealed

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