Contractor to build north Kent Cyclopark pavilion unveiled
PUBLISHED: 14:08 06 June 2011
Development of Europe's largest cycling park, Cyclopark, has passed another milestone with the award of the contract for its stunning, glass-fronted pavilion.
London-based construction firm Bryen & Langley Ltd saw off competition from five other contractors to secure the work, expected to take 10 months, at the site off the A2 in Gravesend.
The state-of-the-art £8 million centre was designed by Canterbury-based architects Clague to provide training and changing facilities, a café, community space, and bike and equipment hire – all located within 43 hectares of parkland.
When built it will be three times the size of the Olympic Legacy Velopark in east London, with a specialist BMX track, skate park and circuits for both mountain bike and road racing.
David Brazier, Kent County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste, who is also the council’s Member Cycling Champion, said: “Every milestone that Cyclopark passes brings this vision closer to reality. The pavilion is central to the wider design of the park and will bring together cyclists and sports men and women, whatever their activity or ability.
“The pavilion will also host community facilities, retail, health treatment facilities and a stunning café overlooking the race circuit.”
Sport England’s Chair, Richard Lewis, said: “In our drive to deliver a mass participation legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we’re transforming the places where people play sport – helping to create sustainable sporting opportunities that meet the needs of local communities.
“With National Lottery investment, Cyclopark is set to become a local beacon for grassroots sport, providing the chance for people of all ages and abilities to take on a range of sports for years to come.”
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