Westadium unveils designs of new Perth Stadium

16 July 2014 (Last Updated July 16th, 2014 18:30)

The Westadium consortium, led by Brookfield Multiplex, John Laing and Brookfield Johnson Controls, along with the West Australian Government, has revealed the winning designs of the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct in Burswood, Perth.

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The Westadium consortium, led by Brookfield Multiplex, John Laing and Brookfield Johnson Controls, along with the West Australian Government, has revealed the winning designs of the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct in Burswood, Perth.

Brookfield Multiplex will handle design and construction work, while John Laing and Brookfield Johnson Controls will look after equity investor and asset management, and facilities management activities respectively.

The stadium will have five tiers and a bronze facade, and the roof will cover more than 85% of the seats.

The stadium will also feature LED lights, more than 70 food and beverage outlets and two video screens that are expected to be the largest in the country.

Although the budget was originally set at $902.4m in December 2012, West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has announced that the capital cost of the stadium is now around $40m less than what was originally budgeted.

Westadium spokesperson John Flecker said: "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 stadium will include the widest range of seating and hospitality options of any stadia in Australia."

"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."

West Australia sport and recreation minister Terry Waldron said: "Seat sizes are generous and each one will have a cup holder; fans will enjoy access to more than 70 food and beverage outlets; and those requiring higher levels of access - such as people in wheelchairs - will be able to use designated seating platforms across all seating tiers.

"The technology provisions include 4G Wi-Fi coverage across the stadium and precinct, two giant 240m² video screens - some of the biggest in the country - and a further 1,000 screens throughout the stadium so fans never miss any of the action.

"The stadium will include the widest range of seating and hospitality options of any stadia in Australia."

Construction on the stadium, designed by a team Cox Architects, Hassell, HKS and Arup, is scheduled to begin at the end of this year and will be completed before the 2018 AFL season.

The project is expected to create 2,600 jobs during the construction phase and deliver $2.5bn of value to the WA economy.


Image: The planned Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct in Burswood, Perth. Photo: courtesy of Government of Western Australia.