Internal view of padel tennis facility at True Padel
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True Padel: North East’s first indoor padel centre

Durham, United Kingdom

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Complete refurb

Soccarena, the five-a-side football venue constructed by Rubb UK in 2005, has been transformed into the North East’s first indoor padel centre.

Located at Belmont Business Park and operated by Infinite Durham, the 50m span x 130m long BVC facility was a mainstay in Durham’s football scene for almost two decades. Now it’s welcoming padel enthusiasts from across the region. Padel, a sport combining elements of tennis and squash, has been gaining popularity worldwide and is proving a hit in the North East.

With the building being almost 20 years old, this impressive padel hall goes to show that Rubb’s projects are built to last.

Sales Manager, Rubb Buildings Ltd Andrew Knox

A padel court net with a post cover, featuring True Padel's logo.

Total transformation

In just a few months, the 32,579 sq ft interior has been revamped by True Padel Ltd, who has fitted nine steel-framed, glass-walled padel courts. The spacious interior easily accommodates the full-sized courts, and its 14.5m apex allows plenty of clearance for the highest of volleys.

As part of the refit, the original floors have been fully redone with a new high-spec concrete coating. Additionally, a shop and bar has been added for its visitors, and the changing room facilities have been refurbished to modern standards.

Built to last

After almost 20 years since it was originally designed, manufactured, and installed by Rubb UK, the building still features its original PVC cladding and steelwork. There’s a reason Rubb offers 25-year guarantees on our hot-dip galvanized steel frames: we know they’re built to last.

This project is a fantastic example of both the adaptability and longevity of Rubb’s structures, with this centre still proving to be a worthwhile investment 20 years later.

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