Published: July 01, 2010
MakMax has been awarded the fabric roofing contract for the $144.2 million Gold Coast Stadium Redevelopment at Carrara, Queensland. The Queensland Government led Gold Coast Stadium project 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 that will span a total of 16,600 square metres providing 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 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 including all the associated corporate, media and player facilities.
MakMax will be responsible for the creation of an estimated 25 jobs throughout the construction of the stadium’s fabric roof.
Managing Director, Bernie Neylan says 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 is a specialist tensile membrane design, fabrication and construction company. Offering in house design, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities MakMax produces stadium structures for the world market. Recently completed stadia include 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.
Birdair Inc. and MakMax Australia are members of the Taiyo Kogyo Group.
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