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VIDEO: Derby's new £27m velodrome takes shape

Derby's new £27million velodrome is beginning to take shape. This video shows the latest building works taking place on the new "Derby Arena" which is due to open in November.

Once complete the stadium will have seating for 1500 people and space for a further 2500-3000 people to stand for concerts will also be available in the middle of the arena.

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Council leaders visit sports arena construction site

Council leaders in Derby have visited the new £27.5 million sports arena today, to make construction checks on the new building.

The view from the stands of the new velodrome Credit: ITV News Central

The 12-court sports hall and velodrome will be open to the public in 2014.

Council leaders make checks at the new Derby sports arena Credit: ITV News Central

Much of the seating is already in place at the site.

The 250-metre cycling track at the arena Credit: ITV News Central

Construction under way at Derby sports arena

ITV News Central Correspondent Peter Bearne has been invited to take a look at the new multi-million pound Derby sports arena, where construction is underway.

Some of the terracing for the seating is already in place, this video shows the 250 metre cycle track before its completion in 2014.

Images of Derby's new multi-million pound sports arena

Derby City Council has unveiled images of its own legacy to the Olympics.

A view from on high of the new sports arena Credit: Derby City Council

The £27.5 million sports arena, which will be finished in 2014, will be checked by council leaders today as construction work is underway.

The new multi-million pound sports arena in Derby Credit: Derby City Council

The futuristic arena will have a 250-metre cycling track and a 12-court sports hall.

How the arena will look at a distance Credit: Derby City Council

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Derby's new Multi-Sport Arena to be completed 2014

Today ITV News Central visited the construction site of the arena for the first time to see progress on the futuristic venue.

Image of how the futuristic sports hall will look Credit: Derby City Council

The 14,500 square metre building will house a national standard 250 metre cycling track, a sports hall the size of 12 badminton courts, a gym and a cafe.

Image of the new sports hall Credit: Derby City Council

There will also be a 1.5km closed cycle circuit outside.

The arena has been hailed as one of the first Olympics legacy schemes.

Work started on the project in November 2012, just 10 weeks after the end of the London 2012 Games.