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Multiple projects were required at this nationally renowned events centre. Humphries Construction proudly took on the first stage by tender and the remainder via RFP (request for proposal). This three-stage project required pit-lane garaging and corporate suite building, followed by building a new control tower (encompassing a race day office, stewards room and commentary, timing and operations room), and the Design & Build of a $12 million events and equestrian park, New Zealand’s largest indoor purpose-built equestrian arena.

Project 1 – Pit lane garaging and corporate suites

Specifications & Materials | Project awarded by Tender

  • 10 x lockable and alarmable pit lane garages (5m x 8m)
  • 1 x double lockable pit garage (8m x 5.8m) with workbench
  • Precast panels
  • Double glazing
  • Coloursteel® aluminium roof
  • Aluminium external joinery


  • Corporate suites x 2 @ 7m x 6m – capacity 40 people
  • Corporate suite x 1 @ 7m x 12m – capacity 80 people
  • Toyota Suite 7m x 24m – capacity for up to 160 people (kitchenette, bathrooms, sophisticated AV and sound system – bi-fold doors open out to tiered balcony overlooking track)
  • Higgins suite 7m x 12m with capacity for up to 80 people

Project 2 – Control tower

Specifications & Materials | Project awarded by Tender

  • Precast panels
  • Titan™ façade panel cladding
  • Double glazing
  • Aluminium external joinery


  • Race day office
  • Stewards Room
  • Commentary, timing and operations room


Project 3 – Purpose-built equestrian arena (Design & Build)

Specifications & Materials | Project awarded by RFP

  • 9500m2 building
  • Structural STELTECH® portal frames (72m clear span)
  • Coloursteel® long-run roofing
  • Titan™ façade panel cladding



  • Offices/corporate suites
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Industrial lighting (Specialist lux level for indoor events/competition)
  • Implement sheds
  • Adjoining outdoor arenas

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