Situated in Leicester, East Midlands
£1.3m design and construction of a standalone single-storey sports hall facility
The project at Morningside Arena, located on Charter Street in Leicester, involved the design and construction of a standalone single-storey sports hall facility. A structural steel portal frame with Kingspan wall and roof cladding included a feature walkway with zinc effect shingle rainscreen cladding. Curtain walling and steel doors with a ground-bearing slab with perimeter blockwork walls were also included.
The design was in keeping with that of the existing arena that stands on the same site. B&E Boys completed the original project in 2016. The initial arena was created to be the new home venue for Leicester Riders Basketball Team. The arena houses 2,500 supporters. Although designed with basketball in mind, the venue can easily accommodate other sports, such as volleyball. As the facilities were designed to meet the guidelines of Sports England, it was a prerequisite that both able-bodied and disabled sports men and women can be accommodated at the arena.