This cutting edge building is laid out over three distinct components: the sports hall, the teaching wings and the administration and shared spaces block. The strong front elevation allows for separate entrances for the sports/community hall and main building. The sports hall sits at the front of the site with the administration and shared spaces block, whilst the classroom wings sit behind the secure line to the rear.
This positioning generated a net gain in the quantity of open space allowing existing tennis courts and vehicular entrances to be re-used. As the building is set back, any impact of the building height on the street scene is limited and in-keeping with the scale of the site, without causing sprawl.
Procured through a design and build tender, we were selected by Barnes to collaborate based on their previous experience working with us on traditional projects. We added value when modelling their requirements in our ArchiCAD model which provided information in 3D. This allowed us to identify any clashes with the other elements of the building.