Lend Lease has secured a contract for the $180m redevelopment of Margaret Court Arena as part of an ongoing development project at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia.
The project will include the installation of a retractable roof and a fully enclosed foyer and concourse area, and will increase the arena’s seats by 1,500.
Lend Lease will immediately start detailed planning for the project with architects NH Architecture and Populous.
The project is part of phase one of the western precinct development which will provide Melbourne Park with its third all-weather arena.
Construction is expected to begin in March 2012.
The western precinct project is part of the $366m first stage of the Melbourne Park redevelopment, which is scheduled to be completed ahead of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament.