Stevenson Concrete was the main concrete supplier in the development of a new $26 million world-class multi-sports club on the footprint of the Auckland Tennis Centre in Stanley Street, Parnell.

Construction of the new club commenced in May 2010 and was completed in August 2011. One of the big challenges for the main building contractor, Argon Construction, was to enable Tennis Auckland to continue with the annual ASB Classic and Heinekin Open tournaments while construction was taking place.

The new club is comprised of three indoor and four new rooftop courts making 12 tennis courts in total. Other facilities delivered as part of the new build include a rooftop swimming pool, a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna rooms, a $2 million gymnasium, as well as a members’ lounge, conference rooms, a licensed bar, cafe, juice bar, crèche, and outdoor dining area.

Stevenson Concrete began supplying to the site in mid-2010 and has delivered over 3000m3.

The in-situ requirements ranged from footings and ground beams to floor slabs, stitchings and pools.

‘We created special concrete mixes for the outside courts and two main swimming pools,’ says Stevenson Concrete Key Account Manager Scott Williams. ‘To meet the project’s demanding timeframes we designed concrete to deliver high early strengths with minimal shrinkage and water content. There were a number of specialty mixes used throughout the project to deliver Argon the best outcome for their unique specifications.’

‘It’s been15 years since we last worked with Stevenson Concrete,’ says Argon Construction Contract Manager Pat Carmine. ‘Stevenson’s proposal submission for the project was hard to beat. We’ve been very happy with their customer service. Scott Williams has been a good representative. The company has been excellent to work with. Engineers from Stevenson and Buller George Turkington designed special concrete mixes for the pools, which sped up our prop stripping times, with minimal shrinkage, saving time and money.

The spectacular new facilities will increase Auckland’s chances of attracting the best international talent when it hosts the annual tournaments later this year.

Top Picture Left: L-R

Pat Carmine Argon Construction Contracts Manager

Scott Williams Stevenson Concrete Key Account Manager in the open air rooftop pool area.

Bottom Picture:

View of the NGC development from Auckland University.

Key Facts from Development

Developer: Next Generation Clubs

Building contractor: Argon Construction

Project & Cost Managers: RDT Pacific

Architects: Copeland & Associates

Interior Design: Heather Kirkwood Design

Concrete supply: Stevenson Concrete

Concrete placement: Brewis Partners

Concrete pumping: Counties Pumps