Sports Sector

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Our portfolio of sports buildings is selective but has established us at the forefront of innovation in this field.  We are the only UK practice to have delivered principal venues for both the London and Rio Olympic/Paralympic Games; the London 2012 Basketball Arena and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Cariocas Arenas – the latter representing 3 venues under one roof.  We were also part of the winning team for the competition to design the whole of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park.  Before this, we were the architects of the Liverpool Arena and Conference Centre and Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, waterfront landmarks for their respective cities. In July 2021, our new stands for the Marylebone Cricket Club opened at Lord’s, the most hallowed home of world cricket.  

Our high profile destination venues break new ground in design and delivery; all have been built to challenging programmes set by event timelines and the global sporting calendar.  We engage with specialist sports consultants in a variety of disciplines, utilising their sector knowledge to make our architecture not only distinctive but equal to the demands of modern sporting environments. By cross pollinating experience from other visitor destinations, we bring fresh thinking to the development of sports venues as relevant and viable attractions in their own right, with year-round appeal rather than confined to a seasonal user group. Gardens by the Bay has become one of the most popular attractions in the world, with 10 million visitors annually. 

WilkinsonEyre is a global architectural practice, with offices in London & Hong Kong, renowned for delivering buildings of the highest quality, sustainability and design flair across a range of sectors.

Our clients include some of the most respected names in business, education and the arts, including Siemens, Dyson, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the Royal Ballet, London’s Science Museum and the Royal Horticultural Society.