Atkins wins Oman sports academy design contract

Atkins is set to take its concept design for the Sultan Qaboos Sports Academy in Muscat, Oman, through to completion after been appointed to deliver detailed design and construction supervision services.

The Sultan Qaboos Sports Academy will feature 60m and 200m indoor running tracks and an indoor aquatic training centre, with an Olympic-size swimming and diving pools housing spectator stands for 1,000 people.

A 3,000-seat outdoor tennis stadium will be a focal point of the design, featuring a roof structure that illuminates at night.

Additional facilities will include football fields, a 400m athletics track, beach volleyball courts, a gymnasium, a sports medicine centre, a sports science faculty and laboratories.