Rebirth of Ravenscraig continues with sports facility
The steel frame for the £31M Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility is nearing completion on the former steelworks site in North Lanarkshire.
The indoor centre will include an artificial football pitch, a sports hall, gymnasium and an athletics hall, while outside there will be a further artificial pitch and six 5-a-side football pitches.
Steelwork for the structure has been designed by Buro Happold, while erection is being undertaken by Bone Steel. The steelwork includes some large trusses which span 72m over the football hall. The trusses are constructed from rolled column and angle sections to form an economical structure, and have bolted connections for ease of site assembly.
The facility was designed by Populous, and has been made possible by funding from North Lanarkshire Council and Ravenscraig Limited with an additional £7.3M backing by the Scottish Government, through the national sports agency sportscotland.