SECTOR: Education – CONTRACT VALUE: Multi-Million – STATUS: Planning
Healing School are currently seeking funding to construct a new sports hall and associated changing facilities to replace existing poor quality outdoor areas.
A new building is proposed to the south west corner of the school’s playing field. The main sports hall will be connected to the changing facilities block via a double height circulation space. A reception, classroom, 2no. changing rooms and storage is proposed to the ground floor of the changing facilities block. Open plan office space is proposed to the first floor, including meeting room, kitchenette and wcs.
The sports hall will be clad in grey aluminium standing seam, whilst the changing facilities block will be clad in red facing brick. 440mm thick walls are proposed to create deep window reveals. The deep wall cavities will enables a high level of insulation and the opportunity to exploit thermal mass.
The new sports hall will be positioned to the south west of the site; its prominent position will make it visible from Great Coates Road. It is envisaged that the building will be open to community use; therefore a separate car park is proposed to the north of the building. A MUGA and 2no. tennis courts are also proposed. A new dedicated pedestrian and cycle route is proposed through the site, separating students travelling by foot and bike from the vehicular entrance to the school.