Western Springs Stadium is Auckland’s largest outdoor concert venue. Just three kilometres from downtown Auckland, the natural amphitheatre Western Springs hosts crowds up to 55,000 for concerts, festivals and sports events.
Part of the Western Spring redevelopment included a new toilet block. MacDonald Industries technical consultants worked alongside Warren and Mahoney Architects to specify a complete bathroom solution for this project.
Good bathroom facilities at stadiums are now expected and it is vital that the correct products are selected and fit for purpose.
The design considerations for this stadium bathroom included:
- Functionality during short term intensive use
- Durability given periodic use
- Anti-vandal features
- Minimising water stagnation during non-use
- Budget management
Delabie Time Flow Taps
Among the products specified were Delabie Time Flow Taps which have been specifically designed to withstand intensive use and vandalism. They are made from brass and fitted with shock-resistant mechanisms and reinforced fixings. The streamlined design also discourages attempts at vandalism.
Taps left running can be an expensive waste of water and money and are a common problem in stadium bathrooms. Delabie Time Flow Taps offer an effective way of dealing with this issue by automatically shutting off after seven seconds once the push button has been pressed and valve opened.
Zurn Flush Valve and Button Plate
Zurn concealed toilet flushing valves were also installed and are an excellent deterrent to vandalism because all the mechanical components are protected behind the wall and only the metal button plate is exposed. Maintenance is easy, just remove the plate on the wall and you have full access. To conserve water, MacDonald Industries recommended the dual flush button plate achieving a 3 Star WELS rating.
ASI Liquid Soap Dispenser
To withstand the rigours of frequent use, refilling and cleaning, MacDonald Industries recommended ASI stainless steel soap dispensers which are extremely robust and reliable. They are also easily refilled by the tamper-resistant hinged refill door which is opened with a special key.
Products supplied for Western Springs Stadium:
- ASI Liquid Soap Dispenser - AS0345
- Delabie Temposoft 2 Time Flow Bib Tap - DE741 550
- Franke Stainless Steel Cleaners Sink - FRCS
- RAK Compact 500 Wall Hung Basin - RA-CO210050
- Zurn Dual Flush Valve - ZDF-6152XL
- Zurn Dual Flush Access Panel - ZDF-PA-SP
- Zurn Sink Faucet For Cleaners Sink - Z-SF
“The brief was for water efficiency, anti-vandal, functional products that will stand the test of time," says Stephen Campbell, Technical Consultant, MacDonald Industries. "I believe we have satisfied these requirements with the products used on this project. MacDonald Industries designed the Zurn Flush Panels, which offer solutions for all types of installations.”
Project: New bathroom block
Sector: Public stadium
Location: Stadium Road, Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand
Project completion: April 2021
Client: Regional Facilities Auckland - Auckland Council
Architects: Warren and Mahoney
Building Contractor: Argon Construction
Plumber: Macmillan Plumbing