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£24m National Cycling Centre proposals unveiled

by Luke Tuchscherer | 16 Jul 2009

Proposals for a £24m indoor BMX centre in Manchester's Sportcity development have been announced.

The 110,000sq ft (10,220sq m) National Cycling Centre, designed by Ellis Williams Architects, will boast a 2,000-seat BMX arena and offices for the headquarters of the British Cycling Federation.

The centre will be surrounded by new public spaces, including outdoor freestyle cycling areas, forming a velopark.

Eddie Smith, chief executive of New East Manchester, which is developing the scheme, said: "These facilities will offer elite athletes, schools and the wider community a unique opportunity to access a world class track.

"Although this venue will be used by the British Olympic BMX team, it will also be an important community facility for our young people with the hope that one day, one of our own local youngsters will bring an Olympic medal home to east Manchester."

Work is expected to begin in January 2010 and be completed by March 2011.

Proposals for a £24m indoor BMX centre in Manchester's Sportcity development have been announced. The 110,000sq ft (10,220sq m) National Cycling Centre, designed by Ellis Williams Architects, will boast a 2,000-seat BMX arena and offices for the headquarters of the British Cycling Federation. The centre will be surrounded by new public spaces, including outdoor freestyle cycling areas, forming a velopark. Eddie Smith, chief executive of New East Manchester, which is
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