Location: Manchester Velodrome
Following the approval of £8.5 million of funding by Manchester City Council, a public consultation event on the plans for the world’s first purpose-built indoor BMX arena in east Manchester will take place on Tuesday 4 August at the Manchester Velodrome at Sportcity from 3pm to 8pm. Designed by Ellis Williams Architects, the 110,000 sq foot building will, with the existing Manchester Velodrome form the National Cycling Centre, the home of British cycling. It will include a 2,000 seater capacity BMX arena and offices for the headquarters of the British Cycling Federation. Subject to all funding and planning approval, work on the £24 million BMX scheme at Sportcity in east Manchester will start on site by January 2010 with completion by March 2011. For more details about New East Manchester visit www.neweastmanchester.com.