Leicester Community Sports Arena Ltd gave instructions for a detailed design to allow the provision of a new 2 storey sports facility that provides 15 badminton courts, 4 changing rooms with social space and fitness facility on the first floor. The design also needed to be fully accessible by wheelchair users, whilst retaining a contemporary appearance.
It has a gross internal floor area at Ground Floor level of 3451sqm, and a First Floor accommodation of 707sqm. The new sports facility has direct access at ground and first floor level, to a constant floor level and provision of a unisex disabled WC / changing room, male and female WC’s and changing facilities. In addition at both levels a Wheelchair zone disability WC is provided.
The Arena will be the new home to the Leicester Riders and Leicester Cobras Wheelchair Basketball Club, but will also be a regional basketball center of excellence. It will serve as Leicester College’s Sport teaching and learning facility, and as a large multi-use sports venue the local community.
Project costs circa £6M