Case Studies

Building Services

NISA & Velodrome Glasgow

  • Client :
    Glasgow City Council
  • Value:
    £9m
  • Duration:
    16 Months
  • Completion:
    March 2012
  • Managing Contractor:
    Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Consulting Engineer:
    Arup

FES is delighted to have been involved in delivering the showpiece venue for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The project provides two distinctly separate arenas under one roof.

FES provided the Electrical Services for the following: Containment systems, LV distribution and associated equipment, Standby generator, General power, Event Lighting, General Lighting (internal / external), Lighting controls, Central Battery System – Emergency Lighting, PA/VE, HV installation, Data/Wi-Fi, Fire and Security, Disabled alarms and Disabled refuge systems.

A major factor to the success of this project was the collaboration of all the Contractors and Design Team during the co-ordination process at the early stages, this resulted in the job being delivered in a controlled manner with a high level of quality maintained throughout.

The 5,000-seat indoor arena features a hydraulically operated 200m running track, jumping and throwing areas, a warm-up straight and sports halls. The 2,000-seat Veldrome houses a 250m high-banked cycle track with multi-use infield area. The multi-function sports arena and Velodrome are linked by a 34m x 80m connecting Hub Building.

Councillor Archie Graham, Executive Member for the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow City Council, said: "The construction of the National Indoor Sports Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome is another landmark towards the creation of a world-class sporting complex for Glasgow. The arena and velodrome will be seen around the world when the badminton and indoor cycling events of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are held here. There will be many other top-class sporting events held at the venue, with fantastic facilities for users to improve their health and fitness, and this will undoubtedly be a fantastic asset to Glasgow and Scotland."