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APP engaged as Project Manager for the redevelopment of Concord Oval

APP has been appointed by City of Canada Bay Council to project manage the redevelopment of Concord Oval. The redevelopment will provide a new home for Wests Tigers and facilities for West Harbour Rugby Club.
APP engaged as Project Manager for the redevelopment of Concord Oval

One of the first tasks undertaken by APP was to lead a Value Management exercise with City of Canada Bay Council and the project team to ensure the project scope sat within the available budget. This exercise resulted in changes being made to the scope in order to meet available budget.

The redevelopment of Concord Oval will see a multi-use sport and recreation development comprising two new multi-purpose buildings, carparking and protected heritage items, including:

  • Wests Tigers Centre of Excellence;
  • West Harbour Rugby high performance training facility;
  • Indoor mixed-use sports courts and functional training gym;
  • Shared community spaces;
  • Match day facilities;
  • Spectator stands.

APP’s Project Director on the redevelopment of Concord Oval, Anthony Murphy, says: “We’re delighted to be managing such a transformational project for Council and the community. The redevelopment will deliver a new sporting facility for both the community, fitness enthusiasts and elite sports players in one precinct. We’ve worked closely with City of Canada Bay Council, Wests Tigers, Consultants and a multitude of stakeholders to reach a design that everyone is proud of and we look forward to working with ADCO Constructions to see this design realised. The redevelopment of the Oval will activate the local precinct and provide a much-needed multi-use facility for the community.”

APP engaged as Project Manager for the redevelopment of Concord Oval

The site at Concord has historically been used as the Longbottom (Convict) Stockade (1819-1830s) then as a Mounted Police Barracks (1840s-1879). Noting this convict history and its significance for Heritage NSW, APP has worked alongside Council to secure a Heritage Permit to conduct any earthworks. Under this permit, Archaeological investigations will commence in November under the supervision and direction of archaeologists to determine any state or locally significant relics.

Architect DPW has designed the High Performance and Training Centre and ADCO engaged as the head contractor. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2021 in time for the 2022 rugby league season.