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02Aug91 UK: LAING MIDLANDS COMPLETES £51M CONTRACT TO BUILD BIRMINGHAM'S NATIONAL INDOOR ARENA.

Laing Midlands has completed and handed over Birmingham's National Indoor Arena under a £51 million contract by the city council. The reinforced concrete structure has a 130 m clear span frame roof with a 19 m clear headroom. The 15,340 sq m complex contains 8,000 permanent sets with facilities for a further 5,000 mounted on retractable seating and on the arena floor. The 100 m long, 61 m long, 61 m wide central floor area features Britain's only raised six-lane 200 m athletics ...

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