Royal BAM Group and Populous among key names making up project team that would build Manchester’s new arena.
- Royal BAM Group, famed for building stadiums and arenas around the world are the preferred contractor and has agreed a Pre Contact Services Agreement in relation to building the new venue in Eastlands
- Populous, the leading sports and entertainment architect form whose projects include Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, Manchester City’s stadium expansion, The O2, and Wembley Stadium announced as architect, with inclusivity, sustainability, and accessibility at the core of its designs
- Host of other leading companies including BuroHappold, ME Engineers, Vanguardia, Turner & Townsend and Deloitte will form a full-scale project team behind new arena
Manchester: Oak View Group (OVG) has appointed the Royal BAM Group (BAM) as its preferred construction partner, and Populous, a global architecture design firm, to lead the world-class team behind a new 23,500-capacity arena in Manchester. The venue would be the largest arena in the UK, bringing £350 million private direct investment into the city and significant economic benefit.
This follows an announcement last week that OVG – the global sports and entertainment company founded by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff in 2015 – had submitted formal plans for the arena to be built in the Eastlands area of Manchester, a city world-famous for its music, entertainment, and sporting heritage.