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Construction starts on Suzhou sports park in China

14 Nov 2013 (Last Updated November 14th, 2013 18:30)

Construction has started on a new sports and leisure facility in Suzhou, China, for which the UK-based Mott MacDonald is providing consultancy services.

Construction has started on a new sports and leisure facility in Suzhou, China, for which the UK-based Mott MacDonald is providing consultancy services.

The facility will be developed on a site located in Suzhou Industrial Park.

Mott MacDonald is providing building services, energy planning and LEED green building consultancy services to Suzhou Industrial Park Sports Industry Development (SIPSID) for the project, which will feature five facilities on a single campus.

The development will feature a 45,000 person capacity stadium and a 13,000-seat sports and entertainment arena, a swimming complex, an athletics track and training centre, a mall and a hotel.

Mott MacDonald is providing the design strategy for all mechanical, electrical and public health services for the campus infrastructure and buildings.

The company will also advise on all energy saving and sustainable design aspects apart from providing analysis using building simulation techniques to support design ideas.

Mott MacDonald said it is also acting as the accredited consultant to support SIPSID and the design team to achieve LEED certification.

Construction of the Suzhou sports park is anticipated to be completed by early 2017.

Mott MacDonald’s project manager Jie Cheng said Suzhou Industrial Park has been developed for the past 20 years as a joint project between the Chinese and Singaporean governments and now hosts many international high technology companies and automotive manufacturers.

"Mott MacDonald is bringing vast expertise in the sports sector to this project, with an international portfolio of projects including the Roughriders Stadium in Canada, South Africa’s Mbombela Stadium and Adelaide Oval in Australia," Cheng added.