With the world of sport looking to Christchurch for the official opening of the Cricket World Cup 2015; New Zealand Cricket put their faith in Southbase Construction and weren't disappointed, with an architecturally award winning pavilion delivered on time.
Client New Zealand Cricket
Dates January 2014 - September 2014
Key Project Facts
Total project value $10M
Winner of The Buchan Group Urban Design & Architectural Merit Award in the
Southern Excellence Awards 2015
Finalist for the EQC EXCELLENCE Award for Infrastructure Project of the Year
Winner of the Public Architecture Award of the 2015 Canterbury Architecture Awards
NZGBC rated building
Delivered on time and on budget
This impressive, award-winning two-storey facility in the heart of Hagley Park is surrounded by a grass embankment complementing one of New Zealand’s premier cricket grounds. The building is a concrete and steel structure covered with a Tensioned Membrane Roof, and is designed to facilitate the match operations, players and spectators.
Southbase was formally engaged at the start of Detailed Design phase with only nine months to complete the project. A non-negotiable timeframe (it had to be ready for the Cricket World Cup 2015), the high specification design detail, and the number of stakeholders involved made it a challenging but rewarding project for the Southbase team.
Challenges and Solutions
From the outset, Southbase adopted an open, honest and collaborative approach with the Design Team and Client. Innovative thinking and pragmatic recommendations, as well as early buy-in from Southbase’s valued network of sub-contractors, was crucial to achieving budget and timeframe milestones and to ensuring an optimal construction process.
The Tensioned Membrane Roof relied on the support of a substantial structure. Designed as an IL3 building, Southbase had to design and deliver innovative installation options to counter the logistic issues in Hagley Park. Speciality exterior cladding and internal feature soffit were used in the build, along with other alternatives offered and accepted by the Client, to provide significant project cost savings.
Under the Christchurch City Council suitability monitoring process, Southbase made every effort to maximise recyclable material percentages in order to fulfill and exceed sustainability requirements during the duration of the project.