Westpac Stadium, Wellington
RDT Pacific was engaged by the Wellington Stadium Trust to act as client representatives for the Westpac Trust Stadium project. Finance was generated from an amalgam of the Wellington Regional Council, the Wellington City Council, grants and donations and general fundraising activities.
Designed by Warren & Mahoney Ltd, Bligh Lobb Sports Architecture the stadium is one of the biggest pre-cast concrete construction jobs undertaken in New Zealand using 4,000 lightweight concrete units. Also used were 1590 tonnes of structural steel, 2700 tonnes of reinforcing steel and 250,000 concrete blocks.
The building “footprint” covers almost 1.8 hectares and the grassed oval itself covers 16,162 square metres. The project was completed and handed over to the Stadium Trust after 21 months of construction, two weeks ahead of schedule and within budget.
On the 3rd January 2000, the stadium had its official opening by Governor General.
Our commission was subsequently extended to develop business continuation plans and standard operating procedures for the stadium including procedures for risk identification and management.