Jade Stadium Redevelopment (project management)
The redevelopment of Jade Stadium, formally Lancaster Park, has been a
project in development for a number of years. It is interesting to
view the processes and changes in approaches to reach compromises,
that have occurred in the lead up to this project especially with the
stage the redevelopment is at now, (near completion). The emphasis
placed upon planning and funding has had a huge impact to not only the
time frame for completion of project but at a more basic stage of
whether the redevelopment would even go ahead. The information used
for this review dates back only as far as January 99, but even by that
stage several years work had gone into pushing and lobbying for an
improved, upgraded multi purpose stadium in Christchurch. Articles
giving detail to the development process, the stages of development
and the politics involved in the redevelopment of Jade Stadium are
taken from January 20 1999, until the October 13 2000. The majority of
articles are news items taken from Christchurch’s major newspaper,
‘The Christchurch Press’. Not all information present in the articles
was relevant to the review topic of, the redevelopment of jade
stadium, and so this is the reason for the use of several articles, to
gain enough knowledge on the topic area.
Temporary and Unique
The jade stadium project is one of a temporary nature. Although it may
be a long and drawn out process there is definitely a definite start
(realisation of a need for a revamped stadium) and finish (completion
of construction and closure). With respect to the jade stadium
project, those dates have constantly changed. Originally set for an
early 2000-start time, that date was changed several times until
finally settled for October 2000 and estimated to take 18 months to
complete. A deadline that they are currently on track to meet. Like
any other project, Jade Stadiums redevelopment was a unique venture,
not only in its actual design, ownership and the way in which the
revenue to fund the project was produced but also in the actual use of
the stadium. Being a rugby and cricket facility with ground breaking
technology in the form of the new drop in pitches, an invention first
tried by grounds staff two years ago. The stadium revamp unlike the
new Wellington stadium will be done on the existi...
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...point of view or side of the story, and that in general all
articles relating to the redevelopment of jade stadium, held a more
positive slant or position towards the development and the development
team. The key points contained within the review begin with defining
the uniqueness and temporary nature of a project and how jade stadium
is a one off major project. The revenue provided to support such an
expensive project comes from a wide and varying plane, with the use of
a business plan one of the most important tools in the development of
Jade Stadium. It can be noted that a great deal of importance was
placed upon the planning phase in order to do it once and do it right.
And that the project followed the basic project life cycle model.
Currie, S. (1999). The Jade Board. The Press, 20 January, 1996, p 34.
McGoldrick, B. (2000). What about a total Jade upgrade? The Press, 26
August, 2000, p 10.
Scanlon, G. (2000). $43m plea for Jade Stadium. The Press, 7 April,
2000, p 1.
Tutty, K. (1999). Progress on stadium plans. The Press, 6 August, 1999,
Tutty, K. (2000). Jade Stadium access settled for five years. The
Press. 14 October, 2000.