Green light for Bam’s £350m Manchester arena

Plans for a new £350m arena in Manchester, to be delivered by Bam Construct, have been approved by the city council.

US developer Oak View Group gained permission for the scheme on the 24th September, with the project set to be the UK’s largest indoor arena.

Construction on the Populous-designed project is set to start in November with a 2023 opening date set for the venue. A statement from Oak View said 3,350 construction jobs will be created during the project.

The arena, which will hold 23,500 people, is on the city’s Etihad Campus, close to Manchester City Football Club’s Etihad Stadium.