Derby Arena is used for sports but is also a key venue in Derby for events, conferences and exhibitions, with a capacity of up to 5,000 people.
Work commenced in July 2020, to remove and replace the 2,700 sq metres sports floor at the centre of the arena. The existing floor required replacement and full refit was carried out by Seddon and specialist contractor Dynamik Sports Floors. The 16 weeks phased programme commenced with the removal of the existing floor, exposing the concrete beams. Works then paused for 6 weeks whilst the existing concrete was allowed to 'air out' and structural investigations were carried out. During the second phase, the new floor was laid and all the floor markings were painted for badminton, netball, football and a host of other sports.
The project was delivered whilst the arena was open to a limited number of staff. This was managed by the segregation of areas by the Seddon team, this was particularly important in the later stages of the project when the 250m indoor cycle track around the outside of the floor was reopened, for athletes to train.