William Birch were awarded this Design and Build project to provide a new 'county standard' sports
hall and multi-use games area (MUGA); both for local schools and community use. The 33 x 18m
sports hall provides a sprung floor for multi sports use; foyer, staff/visitor facilities, changing provision for the hall and a MUGA. External works involved a new access road, entrance and car parking, landscaping and links to the existing School.
As a result of early planning rejections it was vital to the client's interest that the successful Design and Build Contractor provided a scheme which would be successful in a new application. In our bid, and subsequent planning submission, we fully understood the client's priorities on this and the submission was ultimately a success.
Due to challenging drainage and environmental discharge constraints we utilised an innovative SUDS drainage system as part of the 3G pitch construction. We have delivered the MUGA part of the project months early which has provided the client early opportunity to promote the facility by holding press briefings and promotional sports events. The building was commissioned some five weeks early which provided valuable opportunity for the new sports centre manager to train their staff in advance of an opening to the school and general public.