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Broadgate Arena is a mixed-use development built on a former car park and railway station; comprising offices, shops and restaurants. The development was completed in 1988.





The scheme included a planted cylindrical screen, with the shops and restaurants designed to be part of the screen.

The screen protects the central square from the noise from the adjacent busy streets and also provides better acoustics for activities taking place in the arena, such as concerts.

Vehicular circulation below ground leaves the streets and square free from traffic noise.

The screen also provides a much needed city centre wildlife habitat.




Project team

Rosehaugh Stanhope Developments Plc

Arup Associates

Arup Acoustics


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