The Leicester Community Sports Arena achieved another important milestone with the awarding of the contract to build the Arena to B&E Boys of Rossendale, Lancashire, following a competitive tendering process.
The multi-purpose sports arena, which will be based in Charter Street, is being built by a joint venture of Leicester Riders, Leicester City Council and Leicester College.
The Arena will be the new home to the Leicester Riders and Leicester Cobras Wheelchair Basketball Club, but will also be a regional basketball centre of excellence, it will serve as Leicester College’s Sport teaching and learning facility, and as a large multi-use sports venue the local community.
Work is currently ongoing to remediate the brown field site, which commenced on 6th January and is due to complete in early April.
Following completion of the remediation, the work preparing the ground for the arena will commence immediately.
Project Director Kevin Routledge said,
“We continue to make excellent progress with the project and are delighted to complete the tendering process for the Arena, and award the project. B&E Boys have an excellent track record in delivering these type of buildings, and we look forward to working with them.”
John Boys, Director of family owned business, B&E Boys Limited, stated
“We are pleased to be part of the team that will deliver the new arena.”
“We hold a proven track record of delivering sports and educational buildings over almost 55 years in business and are looking forward to project commencement.”
The Arena is targeted for opening in late 2015.