Location:

Leeds

Client:

Leeds City Council

Main Contractor:

BAM Construction

Engineer:

Arup

Architect:

Populous

Tonnage:

4,000

Completion Date:

09/05/2012


Overview:

Located in Leeds City Centre, on a 5.1 acre Clay Pit Lane site, the 13,500 capacity First Direct Arena provides the UK with live entertainment, staging more than 140 events a year.

Providing the UK with live entertainment and showing more than 140 events a year, the arena has an iconic honeycomb design exterior that has changing multi-coloured lights.

Since opening in 2013 the First Direct Arena has hosted a number of impressive atists, including Sir Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Miley Cyrus and Mumford and Sons.

Severfield worked over a 44 week programme and provided the connection design, fabrication and erection for the 4,000 tonnes of structural steelwork incorporated into the structure, 80 percent of which is coated in intumescent fire protection paint. We also used our Seversafe offload handling system for the secure unloading of steelwork delivered to site, contributing to an excellent health and safety performance.


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