It's about time I did an update: The piledriver has gone and they then dug the foundations which were swiftly filled with concrete and now the steel girders have arrived as can be seen in the picture.
Here's an update on the work so far - there are lorry loads of earth being moved in and then levelled to the same height as the road it looks like.
It will probably feel a bit weird for all the people walking around in their swimming costume behind the glass walls of the swimming pool with all those builders looking in at them for the next year and a bit...
It's been pretty much confirmed that there will be a London team playing out of Wemblry Arena from the 2015/2016 season onwards which is great news for the sport.
These guys don't hang around!
It's Friday so it's time for an update - the builders are really fast and there are only about 4 people building this - a crane driver, someone to attach the girders to the crane and two guys screwing it all together!
Am I missing something here?
These spans looks nothing like the interior render, much shorter.
Are these just the "end sections" ?
isn't there a baby pad
Could just be the lobby section.
Maybe it's a NASA design and they got their inches and mm mixed up again...
I think the part they are building is that I have marked in red
Yes, I should imagine we are looking at the outside wall/lobby area and a smaller wall that seperates the arena from the second ice pad. This would be for training and public use, so I imagine it would only be the width of an ice-rink, with no seating.
Some more photos (taken Monday evening) https://www.flickr.com/photos/122778799@N03/
New pic here: https://twitter.com/IceArenaWales/status/484992413975740416
Does anybody know if the ski slope, bars and hotel tower are going to be built at the same time or are they going to be phased in?
It isn't really clear on the website just saying completion of the project by 2015.
This is just the ice rink(s). The ski slope/hotel is a separate project entirely - I don't think any full planning apps have been submitted for the rest of it, so 2015 would be a real push for all that!
The steelwork is rapidly giving shape to the building.
Speedy construction by all 3 men. Wont be long before we see the full skeleton of the ice rink in place.
The steel structure proceeds apace and now I think they have finished the smaller rink. Presumably they will proceed with the next bigger one. This is going to be pretty huge!
I apologise for the quality of the picture but the sun was shining on the window
Good to see progress.
Also, Arena in innovative drone waste management story:
(if the mobile link works...)
Nice to see how this local guy with the helicamera is making a little niche business for himself.
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