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Highland takes the lead at Glasgow Velodrome

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One of Scotland’s leading galvanizing firms, Highland Galvanizers & Colour Coaters, has joined the winning team delivering the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

Highland has the contract to galvanize 120t of structural steel at the state-of-the-art £92M velodrome, which is being built in tandem with the National Indoor Sports Arena for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Cumbernauld-based Highland will also be bringing colour to the games complex by colour coating all of the external steel bollards and cycle racks at the velodrome after being appointed by project landscape architects Scott Wilson (Belfast).

The velodrome will have a permanent capacity for 2,000 seated and 500 standing spectators viewing the 250m cycle track, which will be increased to 4000 seats for the track cycling events at the Games.

Paul McCafferty, Sales Director of Highland, said: “The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will be an iconic structure in Glasgow for years to come and demonstrates Scotland is serious about its sport.

“As well as being a fabulous addition to Glasgow’s sporting infrastructure, the velodrome is part of a world-class development and is a highly sophisticated feat of engineering.

The main steelwork contractor for the project is Watson Steel Structures.

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