Wall to wall

Precast concrete panels from Wilco Precast bookend the stands at Eden Park
view of Eden Park which features precast concrete architecture, building, sky, structure, wall, gray, black
view of Eden Park which features precast concrete slabs manufactured and supplied by Wilco Precast.

Like any major commercial project, the Eden Park stadium is the sum of its parts, with each component slotted into the works programme at exactly the right stage of construction.

Wilco Precast was responsible for the manufacture and supply of the large precast concrete wall panels that feature throughout the ground. The walls bookend the cantilevered stadium seating areas and line the sides of the 10 short tunnels that provide public access to the stands. Wilco Precast concrete panels also form the main access tunnel into the ground, and line the access ramp that curls around the back of the stand. Other precast panels form the players' tunnel from the dressing room, and provide tapered end walls to the removable seating sections.


view of Eden Park which features precast concrete architecture, arena, sport venue, stadium, structure, gray, black
view of Eden Park which features precast concrete slabs manufactured and supplied by Wilco Precast.

Contracts manager Colin Beavis says a key challenge involved the manufacturing drawings, which couldn't be completed until Fletcher had constructed the footings in each area. "We needed to ensure fixings and holes in the precast panels would align perfectly, and this was only possible once the prior work was completed," he says. "Working closely with the Fletcher site team provided the teamwork needed to successfully complete the job."

Other large projects undertaken by Wilco Precast include Britomart Transport Centre, Sky Tower and Casino and Princes Wharf.

view of Eden Park which features precast concrete architecture, arena, sport venue, stadium, structure, gray, black
view of Eden Park which features precast concrete slabs manufactured and supplied by Wilco Precast.

WILCO PRECAST

PO Box 2721386, Papakura 2244Phone (09) 295 0160 www.wilcoprecast.co.nz info@wilcoprecast.co.nz

Nov 22, 2010
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