On April 11th alderman De Baat gave the starting signal for the construction of the new De Meent sports complex in Alkmaar. Contractor Vaessen will build the sports complex, designed by VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism.
De Meent is a 40 yrs old sports complex, and needs to be modernised and expanded in order to reduce the shortage of indoor sports facilities in the city of Alkmaar. The new De Meent is an important development in the sports priority of the cities policy.
Now the construction has started, future visitors can start looking forward to the result: De Meent will become a modern, innovative and sustainable sports centre with national allure, planned to be realised at the end of 2015.
The old sports complex will get a complete makeover and a large extension, with a new (top)sports hall, several gyms, new dressing rooms and a prominent new entry.
De Meent will facilitate both top sport and recreational sport. There will be separate gyms for trampolining, gymnastics, fencing and table tennis and ice skating. The facilitation of sports education is an important part of the accommodation, but De Meent also offers a stage for big sports events.