Images courtesy of Biddle Sport Limited
Spaciotempo delivered a stunning semi-permanent sports hall facility in partnership with Kier, on behalf of Winchester College, as the institution embarked on a series of major upgrades to its ageing facilities.
Following a series of rigorous planning meetings and a refined design process, Spaciotempo won the contract to deliver a full turn-key temporary sports hall that the college could use indefinitely, throughout on-going development works to their permanent infrastructure.
✓ Insulated walling
✓ Heating and air conditioning, plus air handling system
✓ Sports flooring system, designed for cricket use
✓ Cricket nets
✓ Insulated walling
✓ Storage rooms
✓ Sports floor for fitness suite
✓ First Aid room
✓ Full office fit-out
✓ Laundry room, including mechanical and electrical fit-out
✓ Fire alarm system
Winchester College independent school for boys had a long-term plan to transform its existing PE centre into a state-of-the-art sports hub, along with a modernised design and technology facility at its Southern Campus.
Once complete, the new sports facilities alone will boast a footprint of 7,300m2, featuring a multi-functional sports hall and viewing gallery, 25m swimming pool and multiple indoor courts. Due to the scale of this project, building works were set to span several years and the college therefore required a semi-permanent facility that could be used throughout the duration of the build.
Spaciotempo delivered this project within a live construction environment and as such, partnered with the college’s principal contractor and Tier One construction company, Kier. Working hand-in-hand, the two vastly experienced outfits ensured that the college had access to outstanding interim sports facilities, as quickly as possible.
Kier paved the way for the installation through the laying of concrete slab foundations, creating necessary roadways and car parking facilities that facilitated access for Spaciotempo to move-in and deliver what is a truly stunning temporary sports facility.
Having been privy to similar sports hall installations that Spaciotempo had delivered previously, Winchester College approached the team with a requirement for a full turn-key facility with aesthetics and a finish in keeping with the prestigious stature of the college.
The temporary building installed by Spaciotempo measures 30m x 40m x 8m and took less than 6 weeks from start to finish. The generous 8m eave height ensures that the facility is Sport of England compliant for both cricket and badminton.
The initial hire period is 27 months, but both parties acknowledge that this facility will be needed indefinitely, with extensive development works set to continue on the permanent facility well into 2022.
Spaciotempo’s Managing Director, Scott Jameson commented, ‘being able to partner with a Tier One construction company of the calibre of Kier Group has resulted in the delivery of an exceptional temporary sports facility at Winchester College. The finish of this project, both externally and internally, is of the highest order and meets the exemplary standards expected of an educational institution with such pedigree. We trust that staff and pupils will enjoy utilising this space to its fullest throughout the on-going development of their permanent facilities.’
Who: Winchester College
Size: 30m x 40m x 8m
Use: Sports Hall at Winchester College
Why: Part of a £40m development project
Fact: Eave height is Sport of England compliant for cricket and badminton
Flooring: Specially adapted for cricket