Ravenscraig Sports Facility
Proud winner of the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2015

Ravenscraig Sports Facility

  • Client / North Lanarkshire Council
  • Sector / Stadia & Leisure
  • Architect / Populous
  • Main Contractor / Balfour Beatty
  • Location / Motherwell, Scotland
  • Products / Cladding, Roofing
  • Value / £3m
  • Completed / -

The new regional sports facility at Ravenscraig, which is set to become a centre of excellence for Scottish Olympic and Commonwealth athletes of the future, boasts an elaborate building design courtesy of architect Populous and features 19 roofs on the athletics building, 14 on the football hall, five on the sports hall and five on the dance and fitness studio.

Installing the 22,000 square metre scheme to the sporting giant’s roof and walls, while maintaining the bespoke look and feel of the project, called for Lakesmere’s heavy-weight expertise and main contractor Balfour Beatty called on Lakesmere’s Glasgow office to undertake the ten-month install.

Lakesmere was involved in the project from an early stage to ensure the structural steelwork was positioned correctly to support the elaborate roof and wall geometry.

Ravenscraig Sports Facility is one of the largest of its kind in the UK, providing training facilities for the 2012 Olympic and 2014 Commonwealth Games. It can accommodate up to 5,000 people and will host local, regional and national sports in addition to entertainment and cultural events.

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