Case Study


The Velodrome, National Cycling Centre

East Manchester

Manchester City Council
East Manchester
October 2021
January 2023
Form of Contract
NEC3 Option A
Delivery Type
Design and Build


Extensive internal refurbishment works to improve and modernise the home of British Cycling, including measures to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

The National Cycling Centre (NCC) is a leisure facility of vital importance to the people of Manchester. As well as being the home of British Cycling and its elite athletes, it is hugely popular with amateur cyclists, sports clubs and the public, playing an important role in the local community.

ISG was chosen to deliver the extensive remodelling and refurbishment project to modernise infrastructure, address operational failures, increase sustainability and energy efficiency, and reduce whole life costs.


Through a combination of a new heat pump boiler system, LED lighting, heat recovery air handling units and building fabric improvements, we have worked through pre-construction to develop a solution that will target a 58% reduction in NCC carbon emissions. Additionally, we have worked with Manchester City Council (MCC) to seek renewable heat incentive payments to support the funding of the project and have provided design and commercial input into a carport solar PV scheme for the NCC carparks areas, which MCC have used to apply for additional funding.

The project is on course to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’.


  • Work experience placements for two students from Salford college who are working alongside the pre-construction team and will be involved the in the main construction works
  • Three jobs created, supporting local people who were previously unemployed

Two community activities supporting Longsight Community Centre refurbishment with our supply chain partners and undertaking

Thank you for all your hard work on the NCC project this year. Everyone is aware that it hasn’t been the easiest year but the way that everyone has adapted and kept going to keep the project on track has been great, it is really appreciated and the quality of what has been produced while working remotely, as we have been forced to do, has been very impressive.” Rob Renshaw, Project Manager, Manchester City Council