Multi-sport stadium and velodrome Derby Arena opens

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Derby Arena, the English city’s first multi-sport stadium and velodrome and the first new-build velodrome constructed in England since the London 2012 Olympics, has officially opened.

The arena houses facilities for community sport and fitness activities, including a 12 badminton court-size sports hall and a gym. Derby Arena will primarily serve as a sporting venue but it will also host cultural events, exhibitions, product launches and conferences. This new column-free space is designed to hold up to 5,000 spectators for both sporting and non-sporting events.

Arup was appointed by Derby City Council to provide civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and geotechnical engineering, as well as transportation, acoustics and fire consultancy services on the project, which was managed by Mace. Other organizations involved in the project include architects FaulknerBrowns and contractor Bowmer and Kirkland.

The Arena is located next to Pride Park stadium, home to Derby County Football Club, and is located within the area of the remediation scheme designed by Arup in the 1990s.

March 27, 2015

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