Key Stats

9,060 kW
peak demand
disruption to other site works


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Customer requirements

Our customer had won a tender to construct the National Indoor Sports Arena and Velodrome in Glasgow (now called the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome) and invited Fulcrum to submit a tender for a low pressure (21 mbar) gas supply and meter supplying a gas requirement of 9,060 kW.

Project challenges

During the construction phase we worked closely with our customer to overcome a number of challenges associated with the project:

  • As our works were only part of a major construction project, coordination with other trades was critical to avoid delays and slippage on the overall construction project plan
  • Congestion from other utilities' plant on site and at the off-site connection point required a re-design of our works in a timely manner to avoid delays
  • The connection point for the new supply to the existing gas network was located on one of the key arterial roads into the city centre, requiring careful planning for traffic management to the city and for access to the site.

Velodrome R1069

Our solution

From award of the tender for the work through to final completion and commissioning of the gas supply, we worked closely with the customer and other stakeholders. We were able to ensure materials were delivered on time and our works did not disrupt the other trades on site. By adopting this approach and despite a design change on site, we were able to complete our works ahead of schedule.

Fulcrum installed 167m x 315mm MDPE and 110m x 250mm MDPE Low Pressure (LP) mains and a 250mm MDPE service.  We also supplied and fitted a gas meter which was located in the main building.

As always, Fulcrum design and construction works were carried out to comply with the latest gas industry standards, these being principally:

  • IGEM/TD3 Steel and PE Pipelines for Gas Distribution
  • IGEM/TD4 PE and Steel Gas Services and Service Pipework
  • IGEM/GM/6 Non Domestic Meter Installations.

Our works were conducted under the customer’s Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 (CDM) plan.

Customer feedback

John Brady, Scottish Region Building Services Manager at Sir Robert McAlpine said:

"The Velodrome project was very well managed by Fulcrum and their contractors from the design and planning stage through to work execution.

All involved displayed a professional attitude towards their work and consulted with our site personnel regularly to keep us updated with progress reports. This resulted in an installation which was delivered on time, within budget and to the specified quality.

This is similar to our experiences when working with Fulcrum on other projects."

Gas infrastructure specification


Design Peak Demand: 

9,060 kW

Source Pressure (Existing 2500mm MDPE MP main)

23 mbar

Pressure Drop (Mains)

1.9 mbar

Pressure Drop (Service)  


Network installed




167m x 315mm MDPE SDR17.6 Low Pressure


110m x 250mm MDPE SDR 17.6 Low Pressure




6m x 250mm MDPE SDR 17.6 Low Pressure




MTA 1000F Turbine Meter (single stream)


200mm Inlet / 200mm Outlet

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