No.2. Sports Ground Redevelopment


No.2. Sports Ground Redevelopment
Newcastle West, NSW


Newcastle City Council

Construction Budget


Project Details

The development comprised:

  • A new grandstand pavilion comprising office space, function rooms, dressing rooms and catering facilities
  • Outdoor tiered seating and concourse walkways
  • Long-span cantilevered roof structure from pavilion over the tiered seating

Challenge Faced / Engineering Problem Solved:

  • Mine Subsidence Design Parameters
  • Flood water pressure design on structure
  • High lateral wind forces due to large outdoor cantilever roof
  • High corrosivity due to coastal exposure

Safe Strong Stable Solution

Construction systems used included:

  • Building supported on driven timber piles
  • Precast and pre-stressed concrete seating planks
  • In-situ concrete concourse slabs and beams
  • In-situ concrete raft slabs at ground floor, supported on timber piles
  • Structural steel framed roof and awnings

Engineering Design Services / Reviews

  • Earthquake and wind modelling, analysis and design
  • Foundation analysis and design including flood water pressure and mine subsidence effects
  • Suspended concrete seating using precast and pre-stressed systems
  • Structural steel column and wall analysis and engineering design
  • Structural steel roof rafters, purlins and awning framing analysis and engineering design

Project Type

Existing Building Demolition
New Building Construction

Engineering Type

Construction Phase Services

Project Stages

  • Site investigation and assessment of founding conditions and water table levels
  • Structural Engineering Design and Documentation
  • Design Workshops and Project Meetings
  • Design Coordination All Consultants, Client and Principal Contractor
  • Safety in Design / Environmental Considerations
  • Construction Phase Services – Site Inspections, RFIs, Shop Drawing Reviews

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