Stratford Stadium Case Study

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ntroduction In this essay, I will be researching the management issues and construction faults of a specific design project. The case study that I have chosen is the new Wembley Stadium located in Wembley London HA9 0WS, England. In my thesis, I will be investigating the main management errors with the case study and analyse the causes of the problems that occurred during the construction process of the stadium. I will then go on to review the construction faults that the stadium suffered during the construction process to another case study that had the same process of poor management to Wembley Stadium. Also, I will apply a suitable solution to the management errors that occurred the construction process of the case study by imputing my knowledge…show more content…
It was a reconstruction project of the old grounds that was demolished from the winter of 2000 to sometime in 2003. Official construction commenced on the 30th September 2002 then finally erected and opened to the public in 9th March 2007 in time for the annual FA Cup Final that hosted Chelsea versus Manchester United that year. The architects of the stadium were a few firms called HOK Sport (Populous since 2009), Fosters and Partners, and finally Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners (planning consultants). The project manager of the project was Capita Symonds Ltd. General contractor were Multiplex Construction who were based in Australia. Structural engineer was a firm Mott Stadium Consortium. Within the consortium were Mott MacDonald who was also the service engineer,…show more content…
These errors were due to delays, external conflicts and cost overruns of the project. Originally the stadium was intended to open to the public in time for the 2003 FA Cup Final, but the situations changed and caused the project to be delayed for an extra 4 years. Multiplex signed a deal with the FA for constructing the new grounds for a total cost of £326.5m. In January of 2004, the scaffolding in the construction site collapsed injured a worker severely and killed another (BBC 2006). This caused a setback on the project due to improper handling of equipment. Multiplex were held responsible for the fatal accident as they are the construction contractors of the project. Within the year of 2004, a strike broke out with 200 steelworkers over regular breaks and working hours (The Guardian 2004). After 2 days of striking, the steelworkers and Multiplex came to an agreement and resolved their issues. The following year, Multiplex revealed they had “very disappointing profit figures”. This was due to the delays and the actual size of the project. A total loss of a full year’s profit of 2005 was revealed at a staggering £26.1m. The previous year’s losses were £30.8m. As these delays were constant, under the terms of the

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