Clark & Kent Contractors joined the design team that was brought together to build the venue for the 2012 BMX World Championships hosted in Birmingham at the National Indoor Arena.
Clark & Kent staff worked with key people from British Cycling (BC) along with Grant White, the BC National BMX Squad's head coach in order to complete the ambitious project.
In May 2012, we implemented the design for building the BMX Supercross (SX) track on the floor of the National Indoor Arena at Birmingham in a single week.
Conventional building methods went out the window due to the nature of the project and the restricted timescale. Other challenging issues for Clark & Kent included such problems as the ground weight allowed by the indoor floor.
Clark & Kent Contractors overcame all the problems, and the track was delivered on time and proved a great success for both Clark & Kent and British cycling.
After riding the finished product, Sam Willoughby, 2012 Elite Men World Champion, said he felt Clark & Kent should build all World Cup BMX tracks in the future.
We were very proud that British Cycling, Birmingham City Council and the UCI all agreed that Clark & Kent had surpassed their expectations given the space available and the short timescale for this major BMX Supercross (SX) track building project.