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, 2 April 2020 - Oak View Group (OVG) has appointed 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.