2014 Commonwealth Games arena showcases Tobermore products
Published: 12 March, 2014
Tobermore has supplied £350,000 of products to the prestigious Emirates Arena in the east end of Glasgow.
This arena is scheduled to play host to the eagerly anticipated 2014 Commonwealth Games. With more than 10,000 people passing through the doors on opening weekend in October 2012, the Emirates Arena has quickly become a city landmark. As well as accommodating international competitions, the venue will aid the development of the next generation of Scottish athletes and offers state-of-the-art facilities for the community.
The complex facilitates numerous sports halls, four outdoor five-a-side pitches, a fitness studio and spa, media areas and conference/office areas, as well as capacity for 6,500 spectators.
The Emirates Arena also holds Scotland’s first indoor Velodrome. The Velodrome cost £100m to construct over a period of three years. Owned by Glasgow City Council, it has been named ‘The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome’ in honour of British gold medal-winning Olympian Sir Chris Hoy.
The architecture for the Arena was designed by Scottish firm 3D Reid. Sir Robert McAlpine, based in Edinburgh, worked as the main contractor, and landscape architect Scott Bennett Architects from Glasgow designed the landscape. Construction company Land Engineering, based in Ayrshire, acted as sub-contractor on this large-scale project.
Tobermore paving products were specified to provide the beautiful, pristine finish around this iconic arena. The groundwork of the arena consists of a combination of rich block paving designs, including stunning Sienna Duo in Sandstone and Graphite. The textured surface of Tobermore’s Sienna range exposes sparkling granite aggregates, which provide a distinctive appearance similar to natural granite.
The paving scheme also features Tobermore’s Hydropave Sienna Duo in Silver and Graphite, and Hydropave in Natural, Bracken and Charcoal. The incorporation of the Hydropave range ensures long-term sustainability for the external landscape of the Emirates Arena. Hydropave products are a permeable paving solution for effective water drainage and for removing pollutants.