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Groundworks Track Build for Glasgow BMX Stadium

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Clark & Kent Contractors won the tender bid for the design and build contract of a new International standard BMX track in Cumbernauld near Glasgow, Scotland.

The ambitious BMX project was launched in the wake of the success of the Commonwealth Games when funds were found for a BMX track built to international standards.

Acting as the primary contractor on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council, Clark & Kent designed and built the facility at Cumbernauld, near Glasgow, to give the best value possible within budget

Site works were extensive, and this was a 15-week scope of works from start to completion. Clark & Kent was the principal contractor with sub-contractors brought in for specialist works and to help deliver the project on time.

Works on the Glasgow BMX track build included;

  • Site setup and installation
  • Measuring and marking out.
  • Reduced level digging to install drainage.
  • Earthworks, including importation, placement, formation and compaction of 15,000 cubic metres of earth material.
  • Installation of an extensive drainage scheme
  • Building bespoke metal starting canopies with footings, ducting and concrete works.
  • Erecting a site floodlighting system.
  • Laying footpaths and driveways.
  • Sub-base surfacing
  • Asphalt surfacing
  • Concrete works
  • Track and perimeter fencing
  • Topsoil laying and landscaping

The project required the incorporation of 5-metre and 3-metre start hills for BMX racers with automatic starting gates, extensive fencing for spectator areas, asphalt turning corners, braking zone and finish line as well as a bike pen area for BMX riders.

Clark & Kent implemented every element of the extensive project apart from the supply and installation of electricity cables and electrical fittings.

All Construction Design and Management) regulations and relevant issues were addressed, and compliance reports were carried out to ensure everything was in order. CDM requires a proper working plan and risk assessment managed from start to finish, the right people in place for the right job at the right time, good co-operation and coordination with other agencies, information about risk and its management including consultation with workers.

The total built time for this ambitious project was just 12 weeks and the complex is now open to the public with the Cumbernauld Centurians bike racing team now operating from the track which is managed by North Lanarkshire Leisure Trust.

North Lanarkshire Leisure (NLL), is a registered Scottish charity, regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) with a remit to deliver sports, recreational, health and social welfare services to the community of North Lanarkshire.

The Broadwood stadium facility has proved a resounding success, and the BMX track has been the venue for the National BMX Series.

As a result of its success, the venue saw the UK BMX Series return to Scotland for the first time in 25 years during the 2015 UK National BMX Series.
The scale of the Glasgow project is just a single example of the company's ability to deliver major construction projects on time and its expertise in a range of on-site works with Clark & Kent Contractors working with planners, inspectors and sub-contractors.

Please feel free to contact us for further information about our services or see our specific BMX track website.

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