Agriculture and Equestrian Events Centre

Project TypeArchive

ClientManfeild Park Trust

ProjectAgriculture & Equestrian Events Centre

SiteManfeild Park, Feilding

CompletionSeptember 2007

ArchitectsCampbell Shadbolt, Palmerston North

PromotionFeature Project

With the potential to seat 5000 spectators, plus 400 in corporate boxes and parking for 650 vehicles, this single-span building is the largest facility of its kind in the lower North Island.

The international standard Agriculture and Equestrian Centre has a total ground-floor area of 6855m² which includes reception, ticketing and offices along with 545m² of mezzanine entertaining areas and viewing balconies.

Amongst other materials the structure required 1,700m³ of concrete, 25,000m³ of fill, 280 tonnes of structural steel and 22,000 watts of power in the main arena. The competition area, a purpose-designed surface for show-jumping and other equestrian events is comprised of 1500m³ of a special mix developed by Higgins.

This was a design and build project with tight construction deadlines. The first concrete was poured on February 9 and the stadium was completed on September 28.

Agriculture and Equestrian Events Centre