Willmott Dixon to deliver Worcester sports arena
Willmott Dixon Construction
multi-purpose sports venue
Willmott Dixon has been appointed by the University of Worcester to develop a multi-purpose sports venue called Worcester Arena.
The arena, designed by Gloucester based Roberts Limbrick Architects, will have retractable seating for up to 2,000 people and attract regional, national and international events to the city.
As the new home for Worcester Wolves Basketball Club, it will have special emphasis on international level basketball.
Its 12 courts will cater for a full range of indoor sports including badminton, futsal, handball, netball, short tennis and volleyball.
The arena has a strong focus on the low use of fossil fuel energy through features such as natural lighting and ventilation, the reuse of rainwater and a Combined Heat and Power unit giving it a BREEAM rating of 'Excellent'.
The arena caters for major disability team sports, with all areas and changing rooms designed for independent wheelchair access.
Willmott Dixon will work with consultants to develop the design, allowing construction work to commence in April 2011 once planning approval has been received.
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