Description: Evaluation of renovation plans Client: Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy (POPB) Consultancy Status: Completed - January, 2011
The Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy (POPB) built in 1984, is an indoor sports and entertainment arena located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. With a capacity of up to 17,000, POPB enjoyed much success in 2010 and placed fourth worldwide in the Pollstar rating system. Recently, the City of Paris has decided to issue a tender calling for the submission of renovation plans to modernize the multipurpose arena so it can stay on top for years to come. Accordingly, ICON Venue Group was hired by the current operator of the venue to evaluate their renovation plans and provide a professional opinion about the already existing preliminary cost estimate and drawings prepared by the architectural firm DVVD. ICON’s work product consisted of a complete cost estimate report in the French language submitted to the client in mid January 2011. ICON’s efforts in Paris were supported by the quantity surveying company Sterling Quest Associates.
- Review and recommendations on arena renovation plans