A stunning renewably-sourced freeform Glulam roof structure and CLT deck spans the activity spaces and pushes the limits of structural timber to create a gentle ‘wave’-like form that blends into the landscape. The various uses of space dictate the roof level and the ultimate end form.
The main sports hall incorporates a glass sprung sports floor, which allows for premiership level play on a multi-sport floor surface. The largest of its kind in the UK, it is fully programmable using LED lighting to provide all types of sports, including premiership level hockey as well as netball, basketball, volleyball, handball, football and badminton courts. The hall also has a climbing wall at one end.
Dance studios, a strength and conditioning suite, changing rooms and flexible multi-use areas for group activities, meetings, presentations, exhibitions, open days and ‘match teas’ have also been incorporated.