UK Leeds Arena Plan Approved

17 November 2010 (Last Updated November 17th, 2010 18:30)

Leeds City Council has approved detailed designs for the £80m ($127m) Leeds Arena in West Yorkshire, England. The council also approved the proposals to improve the aging Woodhouse Lane car park at a cost of £5.8m ($9m). The car park revamp will involve building a new stair

Leeds City Council has approved detailed designs for the £80m ($127m) Leeds Arena in West Yorkshire, England.

The council also approved the proposals to improve the aging Woodhouse Lane car park at a cost of £5.8m ($9m).

The car park revamp will involve building a new stair and lift tower and a pedestrian access bridge and other repair work along with improved lighting and CCTV surveillance.

The arena's external honeycomb design will offer improved sight lines, and be equipped with a unique LED lighting system.

The arena will host its first event late 2012-early 2013, the council announced on their website.