Hawkridge Entertainment Services recently consulted to the successful Lendlease Tender Bid for the new Western Sydney Stadium with specialist operational and design advice.
In early December, Lendlease was named as preferred design and construct contractor to deliver the new Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta, on behalf of Infrastructure NSW.
The $300 million stadium redevelopment project will bring Western Sydney a brand new rectangular stadium with all 30,000 seats under roof cover, plus an additional standing area with 1000-person capacity.
The Lendlease tender was a partnership with architects Populous and engineering consultants Aurecon. Lendlease’s plans for the stadium will deliver on the government’s vision for enhanced public realm and greater access through the precinct.
Hawkridge Entertainment Services provided advice on the operational consequences of various design issues throughout the design process. This included analysis of Front of House and Back of House operational areas as well as external patron areas and Stadium access.
Additionally, Hawkridge Entertainment Services provided ongoing specialist design advice to the team on specific areas of activity and helped to problem solve areas of key consideration.
Director of Hawkridge Entertainment Services, Tim Long stated that the result of the design process was a fabulous venue that will also be highly operationally efficient.
“The critical advantage of this design was that the team took into consideration the requirements of the fans as well as how to service them effectively. The Back of House operations are especially important, given the multiple sporting codes using the venue as well as the potential other activities including major concerts.”
“We are proud to have assisted the successful Lendlease bid and look forward to seeing it develop as Australia’s best Stadium.”
Construction of the new stadium is scheduled to commence on site in 2017 and is expected to be complete in 2019.