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Arkoni on Track with Record Contract

Posted 1st March 2014

Arkoni has won its biggest contract to date with an almost £500,0000 order to supply the new Derby Sports Arena with glazed walling, a staircase and spectator balustrades.

The £27.5 million venue, situated next to the iPro Stadium, will feature a 250m cycling track, 12 court sports hall, gym and multi-function rooms as well as a café. The Arena will also double up as a concert venue with a capacity of 5,000.

Managing Director Mark Prentice explained “Arkoni’s manufacturing expertise could well provide a backdrop for our next Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton or Bradley Wiggins in what is only the fifth international standard velodrome in the UK.

“We were asked to design, manufacture and install a 2 metre high structural glass wall around the cycle track as well as a staircase and balustrades to spectator areas around the Arena.

“We have worked for main contractor Bowmer Kirkland on a number of occasions and their work on the Arena is expected to be complete for October 2014,” added Mark.