Social value at the project's heart
While delivering the project, BAM worked closely with Hull City Council to provide employment opportunities for the community. A predominantly local supply chain was utilised to provide benefits beyond the value of the construction.
65% of people that worked on the project came from a Hull postcode, and six apprentice positions were created for its construction
Once you had to go to London to see a show, or Leeds to see a certain band. The growth for us is as a 16/18 hour city – that’s the big difference”
"Experiential retail is the new buzzword"
The Bonus Arena, with seating for 3,500 people, has already hosted a wealth of incredible events. Performances from world class artists, conferences and graduation ceremonies have all taken place there.
Feasibility studies show that the venue is likely to attract £13.5 million to Hull each year.
A challenging project
Despite a number of challenges, BAM delivered the project on time and on budget without sacrificing quality. Value was added to the project through precise engineering.
Through careful planning, the weight of the roof was reduced without sacrificing acoustic requirements or increasing expense. The rebuilding of the original parking structure delivered a more sustainable and higher quality parking solution.