Make's Olympic Handball arena nears completion
[FIRST LOOK] The 6,500 seat handball arena, designed by Make for the London 2012 Games, is nearing completion
Due to finish ahead of schedule in the Spring, the venue which will host the modern pentathlon, fencing and goalball during the Paralympics has been wrapped in 3,000m² of copper.
After the Olympics, the arena will be used as ‘a flexible space capable of seating up to 7,500 spectators’ and cater for training and competition at all levels for indoor sports including basketball, wheelchair basketball, boxing, handball, badminton, judo, netball, futsal – a variant of football – and volleyball.
A health and fitness club with changing facilities and a cafe for local community use are also planned.