B&E Boys are pleased to announce that work is set to begin on a new project in July 2022. The project at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is the Park Community Arena developed by Canon Medical Systems.
B&E Boys’ new project is for the development of a 2,500-seat basketball arena for The Sheffield Sharks and The Sheffield Hatters, along with associated amenities and leisure facilities. The project is set to run for 56 weeks and is funded by a £15 million investment from Canon Medical Systems.
The Sheffield Sharks is a professional basketball team that compete in the top tier basketball league in the UK – the British Basketball League (BBL.) The team is known as the ‘B. Braun Sheffield Sharks’ in honour of their sponsor.
The new facilities at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, will offer versatility to the community and enable a wide range of leisure events and functions to take place. Additionally, one end of the new building will be utilised as a medical facility. Developed by Canon Medical Systems UK, the Medical Diagnostic Centre will comprise of state-of-the-art MRI scanners, AI-assisted CT, Ultrasound and X-Ray equipment and a minor surgery operating theatre. On a day-to-day basis, this will be managed by Living Care Limited, providing extra health provision within Sheffield for both NHS and private patients.
The project will include the construction of a brand-new unit, consisting of a curved steel-framed structure with a rolled aluminium sheet roof. The internal finishes will be completed to the highest standard, providing a turn-key finish complete with a fully designed mechanical and electrical installation.
As part of Sheffield’s Green City objective of being a zero-carbon city by 2050, the development will be sustainably built. To meet this, the construction’s carbon emission metrics will be calculated and verified by a specialist carbon zero partner. This will then be offset to a positive high-impact project in a developing nation by Canon Medical UK, as part of its ongoing Corporate, Social, Responsibility Pledge.
Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is delivering a tangible legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games through the four themes of Sport, Community, Environment and Economy. It is delivered by a partnership between key institutions in Sheffield, including Sheffield City Council, local NHS Trusts and the University.
Extra works have also been instructed within the existing library area at the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park. These will consist of asbestos removal works, structural alterations to form new corridor walls, a new ICT infrastructure and a fire alarm upgrade, as well as the construction of external ramps, paving and handrails.
B&E Boys will be working in partnership with a number of associates to deliver the project, including Canon Medical Systems UK, Mascot Management, Topping Engineers, architects Bond Bryan and engineering consultants Parker Wilson.
This latest project is similar to B&E Boys’ construction of the Leicester Community Sports Arena. In 2016, this £4m project involved the construction of a new seated sports arena for basketball, volleyball, badminton and a variety of other indoor sports, which would also be the new home of the Leicester Riders Basketball Team. Designed to accommodate up to 2,500 spectators, the entire facility was designed to meet Sport England guidelines to accommodate both able-bodied and disabled competitors.
B&E Boys have a wealth of experience completing projects in sport & leisure an across a wide range of other sectors, including education, healthcare, residential, industrial, ecclesiastical and heritage & restoration.
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