McLean Park Redevelopment
and Grandstand

Patton Engineering has been involved in the redevelopment of McLean Park, working with Mainzeal Construction as the subcontractor providing painted structural steel and site erection for the construction of the new Graeme Lowe Grandstand.

This stand replaces the old McKenzie stand and now has a capacity of over 3000 including corporate hospitality boxes.

The project commenced in September 2008, using over 220 tonne of steel in developing the stands structure.

The grandstand was completed for the opening game of the Air New Zealand Cup.

Patton Engineering was also contracted to manufacture and erect the new 4,250 seated McLean Park Grandstand in Napier, work included all the stairways and handrails.

All departments of Patton Engineering were utilised for this project. A big effort was put in by all staff to help ensure the grandstand was completed in time for the first game of the Hawke’s Bay Magpies 2009 Air Zealand Cup campaign – a convincing 47-13 victory over Auckland.

Approximately 250 tonne of steel, including fabricated beams, staircases and handrails

With a great sporting culture at Patton Engineering all staff enjoyed working on and watching this project come together over the 10 months of construction.


  1. Approximately 220 tonne of steel

  2. 4,250 seats

  3. 1000 m2

  4. Steel & concrete

McLean Park Redevelopment