MakMax Australia has recently been awarded the fabric roofing contract for the $144.2 million Gold Coast Stadium Redevelopment at Carrara, Queensland.
The Gold Coast Stadium project, led by the Queensland Government, is managed by WATPAC and supported by the Commonwealth Government, the Gold Coast City Council and the AFL.
The stadium will boast a PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) glass fibre membrane roof spanning a total of 16,600 square metres. The membrane roofing will also provide cover for the East, West and Southern perimeter of the structure.
Completion of the 25,000 seat capacity stadium is expected in mid 2011. The stadium facility is being built to accommodate an AFL oval, ICC-compliant cricket oval, provision to allow future installation of IAAF Athletics field and FIFA World Cup soccer field. The stadium will also include all the associated corporate, media and player facilities.
An estimated 25 jobs will be created by MakMax throughout the construction of the stadium’s fabric roofing.
Bernie Neylan, Managing Director of MakMax said that his team is ecstatic to be involved.
“This project means a lot to MakMax considering the close proximity to our head office in Brisbane” says Neylan. “We’re involved in many large stadium projects around the world such as the $290 million Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in South Africa for the FIFA World Cup, as well as Ranchi Stadium in India and we’re installing the membrane roof at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi for the 2010 Commonwealth Games”.
“To be able to provide for such an iconic facility in our own backyard is a real treat” Neylan concludes.
MakMax specialises in tensile membrane design, fabrication and construction and offered in house design, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in South Africa for the FIFA World Cup 2010 and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for the Commonwealth Games in India later this year are recent projects completed by MakMax.