Plans unveiled for $569m Manuka Oval redevelopment project

WCN Editorial Team 19 Feb 2016 OCEANIA BUILDINGS

The Greater Western Sydney Giants (Giants), an Australian rules football team, have unveiled plans for an A$800m ($569m) project to upgrade Manuka Oval and the surrounding area in Canberra, Australia.

Giants will carry out the project in collaboration with Australian development partner Grocon.

 

The project will include construction of 4750 new permanent seats to replace the old temporary seating and standing areas, and new roofing that will cover 80% of seating.

 

Plans also include a multi-million dollar landscape revamp including a new running track connecting Manuka Oval to Telopea Park and the Kingston Foreshore.

 

In addition, the work will involve construction of new hospitality, media and change room facilities, a mixed-use development in the Manuka precinct including a boutique 4-star hotel and serviced apartments, 450 new car parking areas, as well as preservation of heritage assets on the existing Manuka Oval precinct.

 

The project will cover a total gross floor area of about 140,000 sq m.

 

Giants chairman Tony Shepherd said: “The proposed upgrades will mean that Canberra can attract more elite sporting events. They will also bring great improvements to the player and visitor experience.” 

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