Due to the high profile nature of the Ice Arena, the complexity of the building, and having previously worked with Cardiff Council and the ice user’s community, it was instrumental for Greenbank Partnerships to produce a high profile facility that didn’t just meet aspirations but exceeded them.
In order for this to happen multiple challenges needed to be overcome. Firstly, in regards to aesthetics, the high profile nature of the building in the sporting world heightened the developments need to provide a sleek, modern and unique aesthetic experience that stood out among other world-class venues. The constructional needs of the building also demanded an unprecedented series of challenges to be met, driven by the internal operational environment of the Ice Arena, specifically in regard to temperature and noise control. Ultimately the building called for an exemplar building envelope solution that delivered superior thermal insulation and acoustic reduction, which met the requirements of customers, local planning and building regulatory standards.