New Leisure Facilities for Derby

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  1. Progress continues on the Derby Arena
  2. The track being installed in Derby Arena
  3. Derby Arena bathed in sunshine
  4. Inside Derby Arena as it takes shape
  5. The arena is really beginning to take shape
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  8. Internal work - reception area
  9. Internal work progress
  10. Track view
  11. Arena track view
  12. Track level view
  13. Court view under the track
  14. Roof supplies
  15. Arena roof work
  16. Steel works
  17. Steel work
  18. Fitness balcony
  19. Hospitality balcony
  20. Seating view
  21. Internal cycling track
  22. Arena perspective
  23. Arena elevations
  24. Arena level 1 plan
  25. Arena level 2 plan
  26. Arena level 3 plan
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    Progress continues on the arena

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    The track has been installed in Derby Arena

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    Progress continues on the arena

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    Impressive views within the arena as work continues

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    Progress continues on the arena

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    Work progress on the outside of the arena

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    Work progress on the outside of the arena

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    Work is progressing with walls being finished and glass installed

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    Internal work on walls and ceiling

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    View of work progressing inside the arena

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    View of work progressing inside the arena

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    The Multi-Sports Arena internal work of the track

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    The Multi-Sports Arena internal works

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    Roof supllies for the arena

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    The Multi-use Sports Arena roof work

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    Steel framework for Multi-use Sports Arena

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    View of steel work for Multi-use Sports Arena

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    An artists impression of the new fitness balcony

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    An artists impression of the new hospitality balcony

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    An artists impression of the view from the arena seating.

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    An artists impression of the new inside cycling track

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    The Multi-Sports Arena Hub perspective

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    The Multi-Sports Arena Hub elevations

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    The Multi-Sports Arena Hub level 1 plan

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    The Multi-Sports Arena Hub level 2 plan

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    The Multi-Sports Arena Hub level 3 plan

Derby Arena fly-through

A specular fly-though sequence showcasing the iconic Derby Arena. The 5 minute animation incorporates the wide variety of sports and cultural activities that will be on offer at the Derby Arena and gives you a first glimpse of the true scale of this state of the art facility.

See photos of Sir David Brailsford’s visit to Derby to see how work on the new Derby Arena is progressing.

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What are the new facilities?

Derby's Leisure Strategy will result in the most exciting and important changes to leisure facilities in Derby in the last 40 years.  Development of the new facilities will place Derby firmly on the sporting map and will provide residents with the new and modern facilities to be proud of.

Our exisiting facilities have served us well for a number of years but are now in poor condition with a maintenance bill that would run into many millions of pounds.  The new facilities will become beacons of excellence in the city and will form the focal point of regeneration at the sites chosen for the developments.

We are building two large sporting 'hubs', one at Pride Park and one at Riverlights in the city centre (next to the bus station). We also plan to redevelop facilities on the Moorways site, build a pool at Springwood Leisure Centre and help develop smaller community facilities based across the city.

The Derby Arena

This facility will offer

  • 250m indoor cycle track suitable for individual, club, school, group and business track sessions, track leagues, and local, regional, national and international track events.  The track will be made of Siberian Pine,  is designed by Velotrack and will be a similar geometry to the track at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.
  • an indoor sports-hall the size of 12 badminton courts, suitable for activities such as badminton, basketball, netball and volleyball
  • a cyclist's D area in the infield, track bike storage, track bike hire and a bike workshop
  • a fitness gym
  • two group exercise studios and a indoor cycling studio offering a weekly programme of classes
  • meeting and hospitality rooms
  • cafe
  • fixed seating for 1500 people
  • fully accessible changing rooms

As well as being a fantastic space for sport and physical activity the Arena will be a venue for cultural events, exhibitions, product launches and conferences.   The venue will be able to accommodate up to 5000 people (seated and standing) for events.

Construction work at the site on Pride Park next to Derby County's iPro Stadium is being carried out by Bowmer & Kirkland and completion is scheduled for November 2014 with full opening in January 2015.

Ever wondered what it is like to ride on an indoor track for the first time?  Find out here - Velodrome track!  

Riverlights Pool and Fitness Centre

This facility will include a 50m swimming pool with spectator seating, a teaching pool, leisure water, a fitness gym,  group exercise studios and a cafe. 

Work on the design of the facility is currently taking place.  The centre was originally planned for completion by the end of 2015. Derby City Council's Revenue and Capital Budget Proposals for 2014/15 to 2016/17  propose a one year delay in the development of the Pool and Fitness Centre meaning a revised proposed completion date of the end of 2016.  The consultation period for the budget proposals is now closed - a final decision on all the proposals will be made by Full Council early in 2014.    

Neighbourhood sports facilities

The plan is for swimming and sports centres to be based in the north, south, east and west of Derby. The first phase of the new leisure facilities strategy has been completed with the reopening of the athletics track and field facilities at Moorways. On Saturday 8 June 2013 the Stadium hosted a British Athletics League Division 2 event which saw Team GB Olympic athletic Adam Gemili win the 100 metres event in a stunning 10.3 seconds. The Mayor of Derby and Councillor Martin Repton carried out the official opening on the day which saw around 1000 athletes, coaches and supporters enjoying the re-furbished facilities. 

We will also be redeveloping the facilties on the Moorways site in Allenton and adding a 25m pool to Springwood Leisure Centre in Oakwood. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

To see a list of questions and answers which our customers, stakeholders and clubs have asked us, please download our Leisure Strategy FAQ.

How can I get involved?

Please contact us to:

  • be added to the contact list to receive information about the opportunities linked to the new facilities
  • ask a question regarding the Leisure Strategy

Here are links to our sport and leisure facilities and programmes

Facilities we run:

Other facilities in the city:

Other sport and physcial activity projects in the city you may be interested in:

Downloads

Contact details

Email:
Post address: Leisure and Cultural Development
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 641234
Minicom: 01332 640666

Leisure and Cultural Development
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS