East of England Arena invests £175K in new machinery and vehicles

The East of England Arena and Events Centre has taken delivery of its £175k investment in brand new plant and machinery, upgrading and expanding the existing fleet of tractors, utility vehicles, handling equipment and mowers used to move, build and manage the 250 acre indoor and outdoor exhibition venue, with the last unit delivered on April 19, 2022.

East of England Arena has now taken delivery of a new Kubota M5112 tractor, two new utility vehicles – one diesel and one electric – a new 12-metre electric scissor lift, and a Manitou MT 933 telehandler, in addition to a zero-turn mower deck, a 6m triple gang mower and a 3-metre dropside trailer. 

Lee Sharp, managing director, East of England Arena, said, “We have made this investment in equipment and vehicles to increase the ease and efficiency of several important aspects of running the venue, including managing 200 acres of grassed outdoor event space and moving people, goods and materials around our extensive site. These new machines bring our fleet right up to date and will repay our investment over time with increased capacity and scope for new events.”

Dean Wyers, East of England Arena’s site foreman, explained the arena’s choice of new plant and groundskeeping equipment saying, “These machines are robust and well made,” he said, “particularly the Kubota and Manitou units. Reliability is key for us as we can often have just two days turnaround to get the site looking pristine for the next event, and we’re confident that they will provide this. They also have good service access which is essential as we maintain all our vehicles on-site.”

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By Rail

Peterborough is located on the East Coast Main line running from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. A number of fast trains run on this network, making London accessible in 45 minutes on specific trains.

The station has its own taxi rank, which means reaching the East of England Arena is approximately 15 minutes away once the train has arrived in the station.

By Car

Arriving by car, you will be guided to one of our hard standing or grassed free parking areas. There are 22,000 spaces – so plenty of room for everyone. We also have plenty of disabled parking bays.

Travelling from Peterborough City Centre – take the Nene Parkway/A1260, follow directions to Oundle Road/A605 and turn right onto this road, which will lead you directly to the venue. The brown highway signs indicating East of England Arena/Showground will help to guide you. The journey is approximately 16 minutes from the centre of Peterborough.

Travelling from the A1(M) South – continue along the A1(M), passing the Peterborough Services (Extra MSA); continue forward onto the A1 and then take the next turn left, signposted East of England Arena/Showground. At the junction with the A605, turn left and travel half a mile. At the roundabout, turn right, and you have arrived at the East of England Arena.

Travelling from the A1(M) North – ignore the very first signpost for Peterborough and continue travelling along the A1 picking up the brown highways signposts indicating East of England Arena/Showground. Follow these signs and leave the A1 at Alwalton, taking you through the village and onto the A605 Oundle Road junction. Turn left at this junction and at the very next roundabout, turn right and you’ve arrived at Peterborough Arena. If you are in a heavy vehicle, or towing a trailer, we advise you to avoid driving through Alwalton. In this case continue on the A1, leaving at Junction 17. Turn left onto Fletton Parkway A1139. After half a mile exit onto the Orton Parkway (still A1139) taking the second exit at the roundabout. Continue on Orton Parkway at the next roundabout. After half a mile turn left onto Oundle Road where you will find the entrance of the Arena on your left after 600m. 

By Public Transport

Peterborough City Centre has a number of taxi ranks, as well as a coach park and bus station located within the Queensgate Centre. The Stagecoach bus service runs a half-hourly service during the week and two-hourly Sunday service, stopping just outside the East of England Arena. The bus number to look for is X4 leaving Bay 15 at Queensgate, Peterborough.

The bus stop is located at the Marriott Hotel, Lynchwood.  A  fifteen minute walk will bring you to our main entrance gate. 

By Air

East of England Arena’s location makes it central for London Stansted, London Luton, East Midlands and Birmingham airports – all four are approximately 60-90 minutes away by car.