With no public facilities in the area, we successfully attained the parish council’s core objective to deliver sport for all. Productive engagement with the local council and planning authority ensured we met essential requirements, including agreement to re-route a popular footpath. Harnessing public support means this modern and friendly facility is widely used. Students at the local college have been given secure access and their own dedicated changing area.
Outline planning conditions and flood risk constraints dictated our site allocation into one tight area of the ex-agricultural land. Existing highway works were successfully modified to avoid clashing with the design. The centre contains a four-court sports hall, 60-station health & fitness suite, indoor cycling and dance studios, Inclusive Fitness Initiative gym, accessible changing rooms, reception, cafe, and an external floodlit FA-standard 3G pitch.
Staying within a tight budget, our design complies with essential sport design guidance, and includes scope for a future swimming pool expansion.