Cox Architecture joins team as principal consultant
Cox Architecture has teamed up with Townsville architects 9Point9 to score the coveted principal consultant role on the $250 million North Queensland Stadium.
The Cox team’s elegant design, innovative facility planning and strong local collaboration, including their genuine local input and partnership impressed the evaluation panel.
Cox’s design team incorporates a number of specialist consultancies with Townsville offices, including:
- 9point9 Architects
- Ashburner Francis (mechanical and electrical)
- Arup (structural, civil, traffic and transport, Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) specialists, acoustics)
- Parker Hydraulics
- RPS (landscaping and surveying)
- Douglas Partners (geotechnical)
- Cyclone Testing Station at James Cook University (specialist wind engineering).
Cox Architecture’s North Queensland Stadium concept design also features:
- seating for 25,000 and the capacity to be expanded to 30,000 seats in future
- Corporate facilities, amenities, permanent concessions and state-of-the-art IT throughout
- a roof design inspired by the native Pandanus tree
- a roof that covers 80 percent of the seating and is designed to resist cyclonic wind conditions
- an open grassed terrace at the northern end to allow views to the city and Magnetic Island
- generous arrival plazas and landscaped greens
- sports lighting incorporated into the stand roofing, eliminating the need for light towers
- stormwater run-off management to protect water quality of Ross Creek
- environmental sustainability initiatives
- options for future further development on the site.
Quantity surveyor and audit programmer appointed
AECOM Cost Consulting Pty Ltd has been appointed as the North Queensland Stadium Project’s quantity surveyor.
The audit programmer for the project will be Resources Coordination Partnership Pty Ltd (RCP).
AECOM and RCP both have long-established Townsville offices and were chosen for the positions based on assessment of key project requirements which included experience, capacity and local industry participation.
Expressions of interest open for managing contractor
Expressions of interest (EOI) for the managing contractor who will build the $250 million North Queensland Stadium closed on 18 January 2017.
The managing contractor will be required to create local employment opportunities, ensure suitable local businesses are given the opportunity to tender on work packages, identify opportunities for local industry innovation and achieve project training targets.
Submissions are now being evaluated in terms of each company’s capability and capacity; relevant experience; local industry participation and training strategies; and their results on similar projects.
Following the evaluation of the EOIs, a shortlist will be selected by February to submit formal tenders, with the successful managing contractor to be appointed by mid-2017.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | Stadium managing contractor race heats up
Competition is heating up for organisations putting in bids to become the managing contractor of the $250 million North Queensland Stadium, with the January 18 deadline fast approaching.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | Locals score in design team for North Queensland stadium
Townsville architects 9Point9 are part of a Cox Architecture-led team chosen to deliver a Pandanus tree-inspired design for the $250 million North Queensland Stadium.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | Game on for stadium managing contract
The race starts today for the managing contractor for the $250 million North Queensland Stadium.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 | First stadium contracts on schedule for Xmas
The first three contracts for the $250 million North Queensland Stadium – including principal consultant – are on schedule to be awarded by Christmas.
Monday, October 17, 2016 | Ten more companies shortlisted for the North Queensland Stadium project
Seven North Queensland businesses are part of a list of ten companies in the running to be either appointed as the quantity surveyor or audit programmer for the North Queensland Stadium project.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | Four designers vie for NQ stadium gig
Four design companies have been shortlisted from a field of 17 international and national firms to tender for the principal consultant role for the $250 million North Queensland Stadium.
Friday, September 09, 2016 | NQ Stadium momentum builds with local survey work underway
Momentum continues to build for the North Queensland Stadium as local surveyors get to work on site ahead of two further Expressions of Interest (EOI) being released next week for the $250 million project.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | Businesses flock to work on NQ stadium
Dozens of businesses have already put their hands up to be part of the $250 million North Queensland Stadium project now that the first tender has opened.
Sunday, August 28, 2016 | It's kick off for the North Queensland Stadium
Expressions of interest (EOI) will be called tomorrow for principal consultants to put forward design teams to kick off work on the $250 million North Queensland Stadium.
Friday, June 10, 2016 | Palaszczuk Government commits extra $40M to deliver $140M for Townsville Stadium
The 2016-17 Queensland State Budget will allocate an additional $40 million to building Townsville's stadium, on top of the $100 million already allocated.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 | New Townsville stadium a game changer for North Queensland
Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland Coralee O'Rourke has increased pressure on the Turnbull Government to fund the Townsville stadium, telling State Parliament today the project is vital to kick start growth, opportunities and jobs in the north.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | No Stadium under Federal LNP Government
North Queensland has been left short-changed in the Federal Government's 2016-17 Budget, with the Turnbull Government refusing to commit funding to the Townsville Stadium, despite overwhelming community support.
Friday, October 23, 2015 | Townsville City Waterfront development scheme ready for revitalisation
The revitalisation of the Townsville City Waterfront Priority Development Area (PDA) is ready to begin after the development scheme was formally adopted by the Queensland Government.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 | No Townsville Stadium under State, Federal LNP
The State LNP have backed their Federal mates' decision not to fund a Townsville Stadium, back flipping from their own election commitment and ignoring community support for the new facility.