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FaulknerBrowns out of blocks with Derby sports arena

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[First look + project data] FaulknerBrowns has submitted plans for a multi-sport arena next to Pride Park Stadium in Derby

The £25 million scheme for Derby City Council features a 250m indoor cycling track, 1.5km outdoor closed-cycle circuit, gym and a ‘sports infield the size of 12 badminton courts’.

According to the practice the 5,000 seat velodrome will be raised ‘to an upper level…optimising the flexibility of the building for a range of sporting and other uses.’

A spokesman continued: ‘The dynamic shape of the cycle track is expressed externally as a sinuous, continuous skin, raised at the front to create a clear, unambiguous entrance, dramatically slashed to allow natural light to filter to the interior.’

The scheme is due to go to planning committee on 15 March 2012.

Project data

Architects: FaulknerBrowns
Location: Pride Park, Derby
Type Of Project: Multi-Sports Arena
Structural Engineers: Arup
M& E consultant: Arup
Quantity surveyor: Sense
Planning supervisor: Mace
Lighting consultant: Arup
Main contractor: Not yet appointed -  tender March 2012
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: Not yet on site. Design and Build therefore no subcontractors/suppliers known.
Project Architect: FaulknerBrowns
Client:  Derby City Council
Funding: Public Funded. Key stakeholders Sports England and British Cycling.
Tender date: Currently with OJEU PQQ period. Shortlisted contractors selected w/c 20th February 2012. Tender period 8 weeks from 24th February.
Start on site date:
June 2012
Contract duration: 18 months
Gross internal floor area: 14,500m²
Form of contract and/or procurement: NEC/D&B Single Stage
Total cost: £25 million    
Annual co2 emissions: C
O2 emissions (BER)  not to exceed target emission rates (TER) under current L2A 2010 Building Regulations. 10% LZC technologies.

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