Go-ahead for Glasgow's National Indoor Sports Arena and surroundings

A "major milestone" has been reached in preparing Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, with the granting of planning permission for the National Indoor Sports Arena (NISA) and Velodrome, by the River Clyde in the southeast of the city.

NISA entrance - photo: Inlightin
NISA entrance - photo: Inlightin

Executive member for the Commonwealth Games Cllr Archie Graham said the centre, designed by architects 3D Reid, would be "a world-class building providing not only a venue for some of the events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but also superb community sports facilities and a lasting legacy for Glasgow and Scotland".

The external landscape, designed by landscape architects Scott Wilson, will feature a tree-lined entrance, 1km cycleway and a SuDS pond, as well as four 5-a-side outdoor football pitches.

NISA is one of the few wholly new sports facilities being created for the 2014 Games, which will rely predominantly on existing infrastructure.

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