Roof Shout as Another Stadium Milestone Reached

Builders and tradies working on Stadium Waimakariri were rewarded with a roof shout last week, as the $28M project passed another construction milestone.

North Canterbury Sports & Recreation Trust Chair, Don Robertson and Mayor Dan Gordon visited the Stadium Waimakariri site.

Mayor Dan Gordon and North Canterbury Sports & Recreation Trust Chair, Don Robertson visited the site with staff to express their thanks to the contractors for their hard work. They were joined by the owner of Leigh's Construction, Anthony Leigh, who made a special visit to inspect progress.

The Mayor says there's been a growing sense of excitement among residents, as the building continues to take shape,

"The community regularly comment to me on the progress they see and just how much they are looking forward to the facility opening.”

With the roof complete and windows and external cladding being fitted, the Stadium will soon be weather-tight, allowing for the internal fit-out to begin.

Already the various rooms are starting to take shape, with installation of plumbing, electrical and fire sprinklers underway.

To support the new facility and the wider sports precinct, a new shared path will be built along southern side of Coldstream Road, providing a safe and convenient link for people to walk and cycle to the Stadium from East Belt.

The main indoor court area is now fully roofed.

There will be some minor disruption to traffic on both East Belt and Coldstream Road during the work, with detours and lane closures in place as contractors work to get the stadium ready for opening.

The multi-use sports facility will be approximately 6,000m2 in size and house four indoor courts. It will be home to a range of sports including futsal, handball, korfball, volleyball, netball, badminton and basketball. It also includes a central fitness facility, changing rooms, coaching and meeting spaces and seating for up to 500 spectators.

The site on Coldstream Road in Rangiora places it near other sporting grounds such as the MainPower Oval for cricket, MainPower Hockey Turf and the Maria Andrews Park football ground. Nearby Council-owned land is earmarked for a proposed tennis club.

Construction of the facility is on track and due to be finished in roughly nine months. It’s expected that the doors will open to the public towards the end of July 2021.

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