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Rugby World Cup 2011, Temporary Seating

Waikato Stadium: Hamilton

Value: $undisclosed

Client: Hamilton City Council

The Project

Perficio were appointed to plan, manage and co-ordinate the supply and erection of approximately 6,000 additional temporary seats for the Rugby World Cup 2011 event.

We worked from scratch. From finding and co-ordinating builders and consultants, such as fire safety, to considering the risks around workers erecting the seating under pressure, to the spectators and how they would behave – not to mention the fact that the seats had to come down quickly after the event due to the restrictions in the Resource Consent. These restrictions only permitted the stand to be erected, used and dismantled within 60 consecutive days!

There were many challenges. We had to erect the seating around buildings, over a public pavement and across a road, while ensuring safe and easy flow for spectators in the health and safety plan – the project also required liaising with and co-ordinating plans and data with the ticketing people, and other stakeholders. .

Solutions and Outcomes

It was a project in which we could really demonstrate our skills and systems in managing the details, as well as our extensive networks with the experts who helped bring it all together. .

This project required meticulous planning and execution due to what was at stake. Regular meetings, communications and stakeholder involvement ensured we kept control and covered everything! .

One of the key stakeholders was the local residents and businesses. A ‘Neighbours’ meeting was arranged well in advance of the project to ensure all had an opportunity to raise any concerns and for Perficio to present how this project would be undertaken and what will be happening and when. .

Regular inspections of work, safety and arranging daily checks if the stand once built ensured the project was delivered on time and the fans were kept safe.