Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town, South Africa

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This 68,000 capacity Cape Town Stadium was designed and built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. The most challenging of all the stadia developed for the FIFA World Cup South Africa™, the design of Cape Town Stadium was influenced by its location, environment and legacy operation.

A 68,000 capacity stadium during the World Cup and scaled down to 58,000 seats after 2010, the stadium falls within an earthquake zone and an area of historical significance – Green Point Common – with the original Green Point stadium partly demolished to make way for the new stadium.

Its hanging roof structure with no supports inside the bowl, incorporates one of the most complex concrete and roof stadium designs yet undertaken; with supporting columns, raked at a 17 degree angle on the outside berm of the stadium. Its resulting shape – resembling the traditional hats worn by Venda women, one of the many cultures in South Africa – is a unique undulating silhouette integrating into to the landscape at the foot of Signal Hill.

The environmentally and technologically advanced design also incorporates a translucent façade which not only absorbs light to create depth and animation but also reduces noise; and water and energy efficiency including roof and pitch drainage pumping to reduce the dependency on potable water and recycling and reuse of 95% of Green Point Stadium.

Our expert team was lead quantity surveyor for the Cape Town Stadium QS Association, and our global Sports Group was responsible for the budget. We managed the procurement, cost management and all quantity surveying services for the structural, mechanical and electrical packages. We also managed cost reporting and client liaison, as well as the communication between the QSJV, the Contractor and other Consultants. We were also instrumental in negotiations between the City and National Treasury to obtain additional funds for the project.