Sir John Guise Stadium Redevelopment, PNG

Client: Pacific Games 2015 Authority
Timeframe: July 2012 to May 2015
Total value: NZ$110m

Components: Redevelopment of existing 900 seat grandstand to provide a 15,000 seat purpose built athletics complex to international standards for 2015 Pacific Games

Project description:

This project included the redevelopment of the existing 900 seat grandstand to become a 15,000 seat purpose built athletics complex for the 2015 Pacific Games, with the flexibility to be an enduring community athletics facility for club based activities and elite athlete training.

The scope included upgrade of the existing 8 lane athletics track to international standards; new spectator seating to accommodate 15,000 people for the Pacific Games opening and closing ceremonies; refurbishment of the infield to accommodate international rugby, rugby league and soccer matches; upgrading and extending the existing grandstand, lounge areas, office spaces and athletes change facilities; media and conference facilities and construction of a warm-up track and hockey facilities all built to meet Level 1 IAAF international standards.

The complex also integrated landscaping and ticketing areas to ensure efficient spectator transition around the complex, as well as VIP drop-off and separate spectator and athlete entrances into the facility.

Our role

Xigo’s role included, managing the design consultants in preparation of the Reverse Project Brief; preparation and execution of a procurement strategy, within the bounds of the PNG procurement rules, to ensure that the project was delivered within the required timeframes; programme management, ensuring that the design consortium ‘bought into’ the programme and achieve all pre-agreed deliverables; procurement of the different contract packages, as defined by the procurement plan; and acting as the Superintendent’s Representative, as defined by AS2124-1992.

Xigo director David Wilkie was the Xigo Project Director in charge of this project. His role included leading the project masterplanning phase; keeping an overview of the project as progresses through the different phases; and acting as the Superintendent, as defined by AS2124-1992.