Papatoetoe Multisport

Papatoetoe Recreation Ground & Kingswood Recreation Reserve

Concept Design Study

Client: Manukau City Council

Papatoetoe Recreation Ground & Kingswood Recreation Reserve

When Manukau City Council wanted to revitalise Kingswood Reserve and Papatoetoe Recreation Ground, they turned to Visitor Solutions. Our expertise was needed to look at the sports and leisure opportunities, and present these to the local community.

After detailed research into demographic and leisure trends, and consultations with the community and stakeholders, a new sports-facility concept was developed.

Visitor Solutions was then engaged to work with eight sports clubs to design develop the holistic multi-sport concept. This included acting as a facilitator in uniting the clubs into a single legal entity. Funding of $10.5 million was secured and Visitor Solutions oversaw the appointment of the project manager and design team. We then assisted with optimising the design and business plan, taking the project to its scheduled construction start in early 2010.