Friday, 9 November 2012
Bradford College Boxing Gym
hitting equipment, mirrors and weights the
hall has proved popular with young boxers.
The Academy has become one of a handful
designated High Performance Boxing
Centres across the UK It will also act as a
pre-Games training base for a number of
Olympic boxing teams.
It is, in short, a significant addition to
Yorkshire’s sporting scene and a proud
example of the London 2012 legacy, yet it
quite easily might never have ever got off
Just a year ago, the Academy was dividing
its time between four venues operated by
other organisations. It had a long waiting
list, limited funding and, with the Olympics
fast approaching, little chance to take part.
Constructed using an anodised aluminium
frame in-filled with steel-clad sandwich
panels, the hall was manufactured and
supplied by us and, although it could
theoretically be removed as easily as it has
been erected, it is designed to last for many
years. It is manufactured to comply with
British and EEC safety standards for
structural integrity, fire and safety codes, as
well as British Standards for wind and snow
We laid the concrete base, installed a
semi-translucent roof, which allows in
daylight to save lighting costs, and fitted a
host of other amenities, including a
temperature control system. The whole cost
of the project was £300,000 which,
according to figures from Sport England,
shows a significant saving. The average cost
of a similar-sized sports hall, based on
typical schemes funded last year, would be
around the £1m mark – more than three
times as expensive.
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