JCT Design & Build Contract 2011
A derelict parcel of land was transformed into a state of the art 2,800 seat Community Sports Stadium which will be home to the Newcastle Eagles Basketball team and the Newcastle Eagles Community Foundation.
The Riverside Dene area is ideally located half a mile from the city centre and is situated on one of the main arterial routes from the west into the city.
The design makes use of two buildings with a link between. The buildings have utilised a yellow cladding below the dark roof and contrasting coloured cladding to the walls to soften the visual impact of the buildings. Glass curtain walling has been used highlight the entrance to the building and shows off the function of the building as the gym is visible from the outside.
The larger building houses the sports hall with retractable bleacher seating. The other houses changing facilities, toilets, café, gym, function suite with kitchen and toilets and offices. There is car parking for over 300 cars with accessible spaces located near the entrance of the building.