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Leading global elevator and escalator company, KONE, has today announced the final completion of all vertical transportation solutions at the landmark Allianz Stadium redevelopment, funded by the NSW Government, in partnership with John Holland and Cox Architecture.
The new state-of-the-art Stadium is due to officially open on 28 August 2022 this year, and with its total capacity reaching 42,500 people, KONE is proud to deliver their latest elevator and escalator innovations to target the many logistical challenges attached to enabling smooth, safe and efficient people flow at a stadium of this size.
Managing Director of KONE Australia and NZ, Jerome Audais, says KONE has been incredibly proud to be chosen as the vertical transportation partner on this iconic project.
“This partnership represents a significant milestone for Sydney’s sporting and entertainment profile.
“It has been a great pleasure to collaborate with John Holland and Cox Architecture to bring our city this world class sporting venue, with leading edge facilities to ensure it is purpose-designed, future ready, and rivals all major stadiums globally.”
The impressive redevelopment has seen KONE deliver a total of 23 units, including:
- 11 premium KONE TranSys and MonoSpace elevators; and
- 12 large-scale KONE TravelMaster 120 Escalators serving the east and west sides of the stadium.
Among these units, four 22 metre escalator units were wholly assembled and tower craned into the site by John Holland during construction – a milestone achievement for this project.
KONE was also tasked with facilitating the safe and efficient flow of materials and workers throughout the construction process, successfully introducing 7 builders lifts for John Holland to enable maximum productivity throughout the build and ensuring worker safety remained the top priority.
Ibrahim Dana, Delivery Operations Manager at KONE says, “Managing the movement of 42,500 people throughout a stadium of this stature is no easy task.
“Our teams worked closely with John Holland and Cox Architecture to stage and strategise the construction process with reliable people flow and overcome the many logistical challenges presented by a project of this scale, to ultimately deliver a stadium of world-class standard. The new Stadium is a testament to the collaboration and experience within this partnership.”
KONE’s TranSys Elevators redefine what freight and passenger elevators can be, providing advanced durability and reliability, while the KONE MonoSpace is a machine room-less elevator, optimising space and efficiency at the SFS.
Matt Bourne, General Manager, NSW atJohn Holland says, "The Allianz Stadium redevelopment has been a landmark project to work on due to its sheer scale and significance to the people of NSW.
"We chose to partner with KONE to ensure that the new Stadium features state of the art technologyto improve the fan experience, with facilities designed to service its future and current needs. It has been a pleasure to work with the KONE team to have now completed the vertical transportation within the Stadium, which we're incredibly excited to unveil to the rest of Sydney."
With the stadium set to officially open in time to host the 2022 NRL Grand Final Series, the new Stadium includes state of the art technology to improve the fan experience, with improved sightlines and facilities designed to service future and current needs, ensuring that NSW remains the number one choice for sporting and entertainment events.
Alex York, Project Architect from Cox Architecture says, “The new Allianz Stadium is a state of the art sports and entertainment facility for the 21st Century with a capacity of 42,500. The necessity to move large numbers of people vertically through the East and West Stands in a timely and efficient manner is paramount to the success of the venue. Our teams have worked closely together to establish the correct functionality, while retaining the dynamic design intent.”
Upon completion, the Stadium will be the home ground to the Sydney Roosters, NSW Warratahs and Sydney FC, rewarding match-day and event patrons with a more engaging experience and attracting year-round patronage of what will become a remarkable public place.