NBC Redevelopment

New National badminton centre artistic drawing













We are in the process of a £22m National Badminton Centre redevelopment project, that will see the current site at Loughton (Milton Keynes), relocated to a new 15 acre site at the iconic National Bowl just two miles away creating one of the best training and community sport facilities in the world.

On Monday 29 April 2013, the Development Control Committee at Milton Keynes Council approved the planning application to enable the development of the National Badminton Arena on the site of the National Bowl. You can read our news story about the planning decision by clicking here.
The proposed development will include:
  • A 2,500 seat arena capable of hosting National, European and International events across a wide range of sports
  • 17 badminton courts
  • 6 indoor tennis courts
  • 6 outdoor, floodlit tennis courts
  • A health and fitness club
  • Conference rooms and event hospitality boxes
  • A bar/restaurant
  • Office space for our national headquarters
  • English Institute of Sport
  • 28 room accommodation
  • Ample car parking space

Milton Keynes Council has an ambition to position Milton Keynes as an International Sporting City and the new development is set to help fulfil that aspiration. The project is moving at a great pace due to the fantastic support shown so far from a wide range of partners. Everyone is working incredibly hard to ensure that our vision becomes a reality in mid/late 2015.

Update as of November 2013

Work for the National Badminton Centre redevelopment project continues at a steady pace. Tenders for the existing site (at Bradwell Road) have now been received and progress is being made to secure a preferred developer. Tenders for the construction work are due shortly.

Detailed drawings and plans for the proposed National Badminton Arena (at The Bowl) are underway.

There are lots of parties involved in both the existing site and the new site; special thanks for the ongoing support and commitment to the project. It is certainly very exciting and we will share more news as and when we can.

Photo Gallery

Please see the links below to access artistic drawings of the new National Badminton Arena. Please note that they may alter.

Image 1 (Showing the car park and the potential new building)

Image 2 (Showing the front of the potential new building)

Image 3 (Showing a close up of the potential new building)


If you have any questions regarding the project please contact the Chief Executive, Adrian Christy, via:

 This page will be updated on a regular basis to inform you of the progress.