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Adelaide Oval hits another six

Adelaide Oval Western Grandstand

Adelaide Oval Grandstand

14 September 2012 - The Adelaide Oval Western Grandstand Redevelopment, Australia, has continued its run of industry recognition, recently winning two awards at the Australian Steel Institute Steel Design Awards 2012.  The project was joint national winner and South Australia Chapter winner in the Buildings Category – Large Project >$5 million.

Aurecon provided total engineering services for the redevelopment, comprising the partial demolition and reconstruction of the existing heritage listed Western members’ grandstand into a 14 000 seat stand.

Aurecon’s responsibilities included the grandstand roof, long span floor structures, evacuation modelling, specialist sports lighting and facilitating and leading safe design procedures to control safety risks during construction, operation and maintenance.

Aurecon is currently providing building services, acoustics and wind engineering for a further two major grandstands, function spaces and an entry plaza as part of the AUD535 million redevelopment. The finished stadium will provide a world class 50 000 seat stadium and will be the home of AFL and cricket in South Australia.

Awards won by the project to date include:

Australian Steel Institute: Steel Design Awards 2012

  • Joint National Winner, Buildings Category – Large Project >$5million
  • South Australia Chapter Winner, Buildings Category – Large Project >$5million

World Stadium Awards 2012

  • Finalist, Engineering Excellence in Stadium Development

Aurecon Awards 2012 

  • Joint Winner for Client Outcome

Engineers Australia, 2011 South Australian Engineering Excellence Awards

  • Winner, Buildings and Structures 
  • Winner, Malcolm Kinnaird Engineering Excellence Award

Engineers Australia, 2011 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards

  • National Award Finalist, Excellence Award

Lightweight Structures Association of Australia, 2011

  • Excellence Award Winner, Category 4 Large Structures

Consult Australia Awards, 2011

  • Silver Award of Highly Commended, Building – Non-Residential

Aurecon’s success at the Australian Steel Institute Steel Design Awards 2012 also saw the Regattas Bistro and Bar in Adelaide take out the Buildings Category – Small Project <$5 million. 

For more information please contact Garth Rowland, Technical Director, Buildings, on +61 8 8237 9766 or email


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