Bovis Lend Lease to build £112m Scottish arena

Grant Prior 13 years ago
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Construction of the £112m Scottish National Arena will start in February after Bovis Lend Lease was confirmed as main contractor.

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre confirmed the appointment of Bovis yesterday to run the site which will create up to 3,000 jobs during construction.

John Sharkey, SECC CEO said: “It is our commitment to work with the very best in the business to achieve our vision for the Scottish National Arena as one of world’s leading venues.

“Bovis Lend Lease has a proven track record of delivering our requirements on schedule and with their experience and capabilities, they will help us make our vision a reality.”

The contract is due to be completed by 2013.

Expected to have in excess of one million visitors a year, the 12,000 seat Scottish National Arena will be a key venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Gordon Anderson, Executive General Manager Bovis Lend Lease in Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded the contract to build The Scottish National Arena and to have the opportunity to work again with the Scottish Exhibition Centre Ltd.

“This new arena is set to provide the people of Glasgow and visitors from all over the world with another boldly-designed, top-quality concert and event venue.

“We’re looking forward to starting work on the project and bringing new jobs and training prospects to local people, as well as playing a key role in creating new entertainment opportunities for the visitors who will be flocking to the Arena in the decades to come.”

Designed by Foster + Partners and situated on the SECC campus alongside the River Clyde in Glasgow, the dramatic venue will become one of the most sophisticated venues in Europe to provide specialised conference, exhibition, and concert facilities on one site.

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