FES worked closely with Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver this state of the art building in time for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
The world-class sports complex, one of the largest of its type in Europe, was home to the highly successful 2014 Commonwealth Games. The flexible Sports Arena includes three main sports halls with 5,000 spectator seats, dance and fitness studios and 200-metre indoor athletics track.
The adjoining Velodrome, which was opened by multi-gold medal-winning Olympian and Commonwealth Games champion, Sir Chris Hoy, has a 250-metre track and permanent seating for 2,500 spectators, with a further 2,000 temporary seats for the 2014 Games. It was the scene of many of the victories which gave the Australian cycling team its dominant position by the end of the games, with 24 medals. A central administration block also incorporates hospitality suites and offices for the national sports federations.
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.
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.”