Trusts Arena

The Trusts Stadium Arena is an excellent example of a sporting facility as an urban generator.

The Trusts Stadium Arena took top honours in two categories at the prestigious Property Council of New Zealand Rider Hunt Awards, winning the Excellence awards for the Tourism and Leisure property sector and the Energy Efficiency Award for excellence in energy efficient building design. For the Waitakere City Council, the Energy Efficiency Award is another example of the Eco City philosophy put into practice; providing for social needs while also caring for our environment.

Completed on time and under budget this was one of the largest projects undertaken by Metalcraft to date.

The Trusts Stadium Arena at Central Park Drive, Waitakere is a six-court wood sprung floor indoor stadium with seating for 5000.

With an approximate length of 150m and width of 55m Metalcraft supplied and installed 8000m of METCOM 930. This 0.55 ZINCALUME® roof is drape curved to a radius of approximately 85 metres with the longest sheet length being 26000mm. Fascia/Gutter systems in 2400mm sections from 1.2mm thick ZINCALUME® steel were also supplied and perforated ZINCALUME® steel corrugated profile curved ceilings.

The Stadium was developed in partnership with Waitakere City Council and aims to be an icon for Waitakere City, a place for the community to gather and enjoy a wide range of cultural, community, corporate and sporting events.

The Trusts Stadium Arena has featured in national and international architectural magazines, attracting accolades for its user-friendly and innovative design, which melds a broad range of functions into a central community hub.


  • Main 4900m2 arena suitable for a wide range of events including trade shows, conventions, music concerts, sports of all levels and other large scale events
  • Fully equipped function centre
  • Momentum Fitness Centre
  • 400m international-standard athletics track
  • Three sand based sports fields
  • Polygrass all-weather training surface
  • Indoor 65m sprint track / indoor cricket nets

At the heart of the design are the courts aligned within a simple tube of space. This not only simplifies the building's footprint, but also provides a strong visual connection between the interior and exterior spaces.

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Companies involved

  • Roofing and Cladding Manufacturer & Installer: Metalcraft Industries
  • Architects: Warren and Mahoney
  • Project Manager: Suresh Nagaiya
  • Site Works Project Manager: Peter Sewell
  • Landscape Designer: Boffa Miskell Ltd - Lead Art Designer :Neal Smith
  • Lead Design Consultant and Engineer: Alan Reay Consultants Ltd
  • Contractor: Canam Construction Ltd. - Nick Page

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