Wyndham City Council in Melbourne, Australia, has awarded an A$1.21 million contract to CO-OP Studio to design a 15,000-capacity football stadium.
The new stadium in Tarneit will become home to Western United Football Club of the A-League.
CO-OP Studio will provide principal consultancy design services for the construction of a main turf pitch and regional pavilion complex, a full-size rectangular turf pitch, a FIFA Pro synthetic pitch, road access, adjacent carparking and landscaping.
Planning approval was secured for Wyndham City Stadium in January this year. It allows for detailed design of the stadium and development to be finalised and construction timelines to be determined.
The development will be the first major sports stadium owned by a professional football club in Australia.
The stadium will be the centrepiece of a broader development that links sports, commercial and residential precincts.
The development, being undertaken by Western Melbourne Group and Wyndham City Council, will turn approximately 70ha of land in Tarneit into a mixed-use precinct comprising of sport, entertainment, commercial, residential and community uses.
The construction of a purpose-built stadium was a key part of Western United’s long-term vision for the football club.
Western United’s commitment to construct their own, boutique stadium and develop a surrounding precinct in Melbourne’s growing Western corridor played a key role in WMG being awarded one of two A-League licences on offer during the last round of expansion.