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Waimakariri District Council have announced that the construction tender for the Multi-Use Sports Facility has been awarded to Leighs Construction Ltd.
The new facility will cost around $28m, be approximately 6,000m2 in size and house four indoor courts configured for futsall, handball, korfball, volleyball, netball, badminton and basketball. It will also house a central fitness facility, change rooms, coaching and meeting space and seat around 500 spectators.
The site on Coldstream Road in Rangiora places the Multi-Use Sports Facility near other sporting grounds such as the Mainpower Oval for cricket, Waimakariri Hockey Turf and the Maria Andrews Park football ground. It’s also beside the land earmarked for a proposed tennis club.
Waimakariri District Council Mayor David Ayers says awarding the construction contract to Leighs Construction is a major milestone towards the building becoming a reality. It’s expected construction will finish in around May 2021.
“We are excited about our partnership with Leighs Construction in delivering to our community what will be a fantastic facility for Waimakariri. They have great experience working on large complex buildings and we’re very happy to be partnering with them.
“We see the Multi-Use Sports Facility being a great centre for our growing community to come together. The opportunities a facility of this nature will open to the wider community will be fantastic and this will potentially benefit all members of Waimakariri.”
Leighs Construction is one of New Zealand’s leading construction companies. They were established in 1995 and operate in New Zealand and overseas delivering projects for the health, education, commercial primary industry and public sectors.
The building, designed by Warren and Mahoney architects, aims to become a vibrant focus point for sport in the District. It’s been designed to be efficient, cost-effective and functional as well as being attractive considering it is visible from all sides.
Once complete the facility will be operated by the North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust.