With the existing Manchester Velodrome, and improved public spaces, the new £24 million complex will form the National Cycling Centre. It will include a 2,000 seater capacity BMX area and offices for the headquarters of British Cycling. Designed by Ellis Williams Architects, the work will be carried out by contractors Sir Robert McAlpine.
The facility is funded by Manchester City Council (£8.55 million), the Northwest Regional Development Agency (£8 million) and Sport England (£3 million).
An additional £5million to create the high quality public spaces that will serve the National Cycling Centre and other local venues. The funding will provide new cycle-ways and footpaths linking the new and existing developments; a footbridge over the Ashton Canal and throughfare to the new Metrolink stop; open public spaces, better site access and new lighting and landscaping. The £5 million public realm works are jointly funded by the Homes and Communities Agency and the European Regional Development Fund.