Leeds City Council Unveils Arena Design

18 August 2010 (Last Updated August 18th, 2010 18:30)

A city council has unveiled the exterior design of a proposed 13,500-capacity arena for Leeds, UK. The honeycomb design features cellular shapes visible on certain approaches to the arena as well as lights that change colour and form several patterns, according to regen.net. In

A city council has unveiled the exterior design of a proposed 13,500-capacity arena for Leeds, UK.

The honeycomb design features cellular shapes visible on certain approaches to the arena as well as lights that change colour and form several patterns, according to regen.net.

In February, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) criticised the design proposals of the arena focusing on the basic layout principals and positioning of the proposed 12,500-seat venue.

Leeds City Council spokeswoman said CABE's comments had been taken into account in the latest design of the exterior, as well as the interior, of the planned arena.

The fan-shaped design of the internal layout ensures every spectator in the arena has perfect sightlines of centre stage, according to the council.

Leeds City Council leader Keith Wakefield said the design will make the building an exciting addition to the Leeds night-time scene helping to draw in visitors, boost the evening economy and act as a commanding gateway to the city centre.

The council granted outline planning permission earlier this year and the arena will be located within the city centre at Clay Pit lane.

Construction work is scheduled to begin in 2011 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2012.