Perth: Bidder chosen for Perth's giant

source: watoday.com.au

Perth: Bidder chosen for Perth's giant Design, build and operation team under the name of WESTADIUM will be awarded the contract for Perth Stadium. The 60,000-capacity venue should go under construction by year end, while renderings should be released in early summer.

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The West Australia State Government selected WESTADIUM consortium, one of three bidders, to deliver and operate the newest multi-use stadium in Perth.

The consortium is led by Brookfield Financial and John Laing, with Brookfield Multiplex as builder and Brookfield Johnson Controls as facilities manager. Consortium participant Multiplex is known for having delivered the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, among other impressive projects.

Premier Colin Barnett said the WESTADIUM consortium was one of three shortlisted private sector parties to submit bids that addressed the technical, operational and commercial requirements of the State’s Request for Proposals.

“The State’s evaluation team spent the past four months rigorously evaluating each bid and ultimately determined that WESTADIUM represented the best overall value for money for the design and construction phase plus the contract’s 25-year maintenance period,” he said.

The contract should officially be awarded in mid-year. When signatures are in place, official renderings of the final design are expected to be released. Construction is most likely to begin in late 2014, as the preparatory works are finishing on site. The site is now being left to settle under 740,000 tons of sand surcharge.

Perth Stadium preparationsPhoto: Perth Stadium

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