Optus Stadium, Perth, Australia
John Laing is part of the Westadium consortium (with Brookfield Financial) that began construction on the AUS$902 million Optus Stadium and Sports Precinct in Western Australia. The stadium was completed in time for the start of the 2018 Australian Football League season.
Please see below a video of the winning design for the new stadium.
In April 2014, the Westadium consortium was selected as Preferred Respondent for the design, build, partial finance and maintenance (DBFM) contract for the Stadium and Sports Precinct. Exclusive negotiations with the State have since concluded with agreement on all the terms and conditions.
The Optus Stadium and Sports Precinct was constructed by Brookfield Multiplex and will be maintained by Brookfield Johnson Controls for 25 years. John Laing is the investor and manager of the project with finance provided by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and National Australia Bank.
The design of the Stadium and Sports Precinct was created by an award winning team comprising Cox Architects, Hassell, HKS and Arup. The team has extensive international project experience including the redevelopment of the Sydney Cricket Ground and the development of the Beijing 2008 Olympic National Aquatics Centre, nicknamed the ‘Water Cube’.
The stadium is one of the best venues in Australia, incorporating a range of “firsts and bests” in design and fan experience with an initial 60,000 seat capacity. The stadium will include the widest range of seating and hospitality options of any stadia in Australia. Future-proofed stadium technology will also be provided, including full Wi-Fi coverage.
An estimated 5,700 workers will be directly employed on the project during the construction phase with $2.5 billion of value added to the West Australia economy.
For further information, please visit: www.perthstadium.com.au