Countdown on for The SSE Hydro

28 Aug 2013

Glasgow's new arena will open its doors for the first time on 30 September, when Rod Stewart will perform in the 12,000 seater arena.

Right now, the arena arena's distinctive ETFE cladding - the special plastic film originally developed for the space industry -is almost complete and will undergo testing over the coming weeks.

Progress is also continuing on the hard landscaping with paving being laid on a curve to match the building and the foundations going down for the digital 'totem' poles, which will display sponsorship and signage.

Topsoil is being layered onto a green bank to create a 'skirt' made up of thousands of honeysuckle plants, like the green wall on the Olympic Stadium in London.

There are currently more than 600 workers on site each day and the internal fit-out is going full steam ahead. The final floor in the arena bowl is completed and work is continuing on bar and food outlets, toilets, merchandise counters, cloakrooms and artists' dressing rooms.

In just over a month the work will be complete with an exciting programme lined up for the year ahead.

Source: Evening Times - Consutrction work adds up to great new venue.


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