There was a relatively low budget available, while the authorities only had half the time normally required to tender, design, procure and build a velodrome.
Working in partnership with contractors ES Global and Wika, as well as architects Cox Architecture and BKM, we demonstrated that a permanent velodrome building could be delivered within the time and budget by using a temporary venue design and delivery approach.
Prefabricated structural components, previously used on the water polo and shooting venues for London 2012, were re-engineered so they could be deployed on a permanent-use building in a seismic zone.
A world-class cycling track, housed in a humidity-conditioned environment to provide both track longevity and comfort for 3000 spectators, was delivered on budget and in 50% less time than typically achieved. Moreover, the facility is costing less than many naturally ventilated venues.