Middlesbrough £18m sports hub work begins

Artist's impression of Middlesbrough Sport Village Image copyright Middlesbrough Council
Image caption The centre will also feature tennis courts and a gym

Work has begun on a new £18m sport village in Middlesbrough which will also include a £1m velodrome.

The outdoor Olympic-length cycle track will be 250m (800ft) long and is being developed in partnership with British Cycling.

Middlesbrough Council said the sports hub would also feature a 400m (1,312ft) athletics track, tennis courts and a gym.

The building is expected to be completed by April.

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