Papatoetoe Recreation Centre

Constructing this large scale, multi-use sporting facility involved:

  • Coordinating multiple subcontractors
  • International turf standards for Hockey and for tennis maintained
  • Large-scale masonry retaining walls, stairs, lighting, fencing, drainage, base course to exacting standards, concrete paths, water reticulation and turf placement.
  • Asphaltic car park 2000m2 including all kerbing, channels, footpaths
  • Extensive fencing
  • Power and lighting
  • Concrete retaining walls
  • Dugouts
  • Public drainage and water reticulation

Carried out at the same time, under a separate contract, site works and ground works contractor including a 2000m2 asphalt car park for the new facility and ancillary kerbing, footpaths.

This was the first of its kind in the Auckland Region. A multi-use facility/hub for all local sporting codes including Hockey, Tennis, Bowls, Rugby, Cricket and Football.

The 3000m2 tennis courts where designed to be used as a multi-use training facility/tennis club facility, whilst the 6000m2 hockey facility dedicated to Hockey only and home for Southern Hockey.

All aspects of the project were co-ordinated between the Architects Pacific Environments, the Engineers CLC Consulting, The Trust, Manukau City Parks and Auckland Civil. A project carried out successfully, and a legacy for the Papatoetoe Community.


Constructed to FIH standards. Grades and surface characteristics are more stringent than FIFA / IRB (evenness and slope).

Subcontractors involved

  • Ward Chandler – Lighting and Electrical
  • Fencerite – Fencing
  • Nasey Contractors – Retaining walls
  • Water Dynamics – Hockey turf water
  • ICB – Walls