Client: ACT Government, ACT Sport and Recreation, ACTAFL, ACT Cricket Association
Directors Alastair MacCallum, David Cook and Luke Stanton began their association with Manuka Oval in 1999 when with Woods Bagot and were responsible for the initial redevelopment of this Iconic sporting facility with the preparation of a masterplan which informed the ultimate design of the new Bradman Pavilion and other associated refurbishment works including new concessions, new seating to the Hawke and Menzies Stands and attending to on-going drainage issues on the oval itself. The new Bradman Pavilion successfully accommodated the needs of ACTAFL and the ACT Cricket Association with a purpose-designed facility which boasted new administrative areas, a new function room with commanding views over Manuka Oval, new players change rooms and warm up areas, match official and media areas and a significant increase in spectator seating. The new building, with its attractive combination of Canberra Reds face brickwork, precast concrete elements and dramatic cantilevered roof, was respectful to its heritage context and set the tone for a number of more recent and significant projects. In 2003 AMC were engaged with DSB to prepare a masterplan for the Stage II redevelopment of Manuka oval which included significantly increased seating, new entry gates, new concessions areas, new signage and provision for commercial development such as hotels which might assist the viability of Manuka Oval.