Copper Box Arena

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Copper Box Arena
Architects
  • MAKE
Operator
  • Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL)
Opened
  • 27 July 2013
Visitors
  • 762,000 visitors since opening
  • 292,000 visitors March-December 2015
Workforce
  • 90% of workforce from local boroughs at opening.
Construction/
Sustainability
  • First UK sports venue to be naturally lit - 88 light pipes draw in natural light saving up to 40% energy costs.
  • Top half of the venue is covered in 3,000 square metres of copper with a high recycled content which will develop a richer colour as it ages.
  • Uses rainwater and water from the non-potable water network for toilet flushing.
  • Working with University of Reading and Imperial College London to model and trial innovative approaches to reducing energy use.
Usage/
Events
  • Home to England Netball Team, to London Lions and London Titans basketball teams, Leyton and Surrey Storm netball clubs, London Great Danes handball club, London Volleyball Association, FA Fustal, Salaam Peace and Baku United clubs.
  • Mo Farah broke the Guinness World Record for the 100m sack race at the Weetabix Ultimate Sports Day on 14 July 2014 in the arena.
  • World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 2015
  • British Darts Organisation Winamau World Masters, November 2016