Construction commences on Singapore Sports Hub

25 March 2011

In late February 2011 final demolition work was completed on the concrete bowl frame for Singapore's 40-year old former National Stadium.

The achievement marks an important milestone for the Singapore Sports Hub, clearing the way for construction to commence on the new National Stadium – the centre piece to the Singapore Sports Hub development. Piling for the new stadium is underway with around 50 piles already in the ground. Site-wide enabling works for services diversions and drainage works, also recently commenced.

Our design documentation for the steelwork, to the 312m steel shell roof and moving roof structure, will be released in March 2011. Integral to this are the architectural tender documents for the fixed roof and moving roof cladding, which will be issued at the same time. Our team on-site is close to full strength with over 60 staff working full time in the site office.

Arup’s multidisciplinary design and engineering role includes: sports design; civil, structural; fire and facade engineering; geotechnics; acoustics; audio visual and multimedia; building physics; sustainable design; IT and communication systems; security and risk consulting; lighting design; advanced technology and research (moving structures); and specialist technical services (sports lighting, pedestrian modelling and field of play).

On completion in 2014, the new National Stadium will form the centre piece to the Singapore Sports Hub which will reinforce Singapore’s position as a major international sports destination. The old National Stadium was built in 1973 and contains many happy memories of a time when Singapore competed in the Malaysia Cup and other sporting events like the inter-school track and field championships. The National Stadium also hosted 18 National Day Parades.