The £28 million Derby Arena Velodrome in Pride Park is one of the few multisport velodromes in the country, with a 250m indoor cycling track, a 12-court sports hall, a gym and a 5,000-seat arena.
It was one of the first Olympics legacy projects to get underway following London 2012.
This was a complex contract for us to work on from the outset, as we had to advise on particular fastener solutions for particularly technical applications.
Working closely with specialist external envelope sub-contractor Keyclad Limited’s team of contract managers, we arranged for pull-out tests to be done on site to detect any possible weaknesses.
Following this, we worked closely with the external drawing office and advised them on which types of fixings would work most effectively for the project.
We recommended using 304 grade austenitic stainless steel for all fixings as it is particularly durable and resistant to corrosion.
Keyclad started work on site in June 2013. The contract lasted for eight months and we maintained a close relationship with the contracts manager throughout this time.
The Arena opened in March 2015 and has been described as putting Derby “on the map”.