Canadian track cyclists hope to rival the success of Team GB in the future, through the construction of a new facility designed by Tyneside architects.
Newcastle-based sports specialists FaulknerBrowns Architects are working on design proposals for an innovative community recreation centre with an indoor cycle track for the city of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada.
The firm are working in association with Canadian architects, Hughes Condon Marler Architects (HCMA) from Vancouver and Dub Architects from Edmonton.
The community centre will be only the second major indoor cycle track facility in the whole of Canada, joining a facility currently under construction in Toronto, which is to be used for next year’s Pan Am Games.
Michael Hall, partner at FaulknerBrowns, said he was delighted to be involved. He said: “This exciting multi-sports community facility is being achieved through the unique collaboration of Canadian and British architects to deliver a new sporting experience.
“The facility will provide visual and functional connectivity between the indoor cycle and running track, the central dry sports field and the external surrounding parkland setting. We are proud that our expertise in sports facility design has been so clearly acknowledged and that our international work is now spreading both west and east around the world.”