Sport village plan for Manchester

A contractor has been appointed to deliver the development of the Belle Vue Sports Village in East Manchester, which aims to transform the area into a centre of sport and leisure excellence.

Construction firm ISG's appointment marks a major pre-planning milestone for the works. Manchester City Council, in partnership with Belle Vue Aces and England Basketball, are now in the process of preparing the project’s planning application that will be submitted in the coming months.

The £10 million development will look to become a unique sporting hub for the area, adding to the facilities that East Manchester is renowned for and becoming the national home of speedway and basketball. A proposed National Basketball Centre, part funded by England Basketball, will include an extension to an existing sports hall to create a four-court training centre that will also be suitable for a variety of national and international competition and events.

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