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Barr Construction put Olympic Basketball Arena up for sale

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February 15 2013

Barr Construction put Olympic Basketball Arena up for sale
Barr Construction, owners of the London 2012 Olympic Basketball Arena, have put the facility on the market for £2.5m.

Designed by Wilkinson Eyre the Arena is the largest temporary structure in Olympic history and is currently being dismantled at its present location in the Olympic Park, Stratford.

Potential buyers are being offered the building shell which comprises of a 1,000 tonne steel frame and 23,000 sq/m of recyclable white PVC covering fabric.

Managing Director of Barr Construction Barclay Chalmers said: “The Basketball Arena was one of the showpiece structures of the Games, but it was clear there would be no legacy use for a permanent basketball venue, hence the decision to create this temporary building.

“We see this facility being suitable for a range of different uses. Sport is obvious – it is big enough to
house between 15 and 20 tennis courts, for example. It could also be reconfigured to become a conference, exhibition and events venue similar to the O2 in London, or even a film and TV studio.

“Despite the temporary nature of its design, we believe it can easily be reconstructed to offer excellent service for many, many years to come.”
12,000 seats within the Arena have been sold already
12,000 seats within the Arena have been sold already

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