Wakefield Park

Impact has provided services and worked with the Wellington City Council on a number of projects including Midland Park and Wakefield City Park as outlined below.

Wellington City Council commissioned Impact as Engineer to the Contract in November 2010 to assist with administering the Wakefield Park artificial sportsfields.  Construction of the sportsfields started in January 2011. The new sportsfields were opened by Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown on 9 July 2011.

The project was established to provide Wellington with much needed all weather pitches; the project was focused around the creation of two full sized artificial sports pitches suitable for both football and rugby. The majority of the work to achieve this lies unseen beneath the ground – several kilometres of under pitch drainage were installed to take away the huge volume of water these full-sized pitches collect during heavy rain. The latest technology in artificial turf is utilised and laid over a composite rubber shock pad that reduces the risk of injury from heavy impacts. The pitches were accredited by both FIFA and the IRB, after a rigorous testing procedure was carried out during and after construction to ensure that their strict design and performance standards were achieved.

Impact was part of the tender assessment panel which assessed bids and selected the Design and Build Contractor to undertake the works based on a number of key performance criteria. Following commencement on-site, Impact was appointed as Engineer to the Contract and managed the construction phase ensuring that programme, budget and quality requirements were all achieved.