Channing School – Sports Hall at Channing Junior School – Temporary Sports Hall

REQUIREMENT:

North London based Channing School is undergoing an £11 million development project that will result in a new sports hall and performing arts centre. With the redevelopment taking two-years, the all-girls school still needed to offer students a sports curriculum as well as needing space for assemblies and an exam hall; this is where Spaciotempo came in with a temporary sports hall.

SOLUTION:

North London based Channing School is undergoing an £11 million development project that will result in a new sports hall and performing arts centre. With the redevelopment taking two-years, they needed a temporary sports hall to still offer students a sports curriculum as well as needing space for assemblies and an exam hall.

Channing School needed a temporary structure that could be in place while the school was undergoing an £11 million development project. The all-girls school still needed to offer students a sports curriculum as well as needing space for assemblies and an exam hall. It needed to operate in the same way as a ‘normal’ sports hall with no disruption to the children.

The 600 sqm temporary sports building was fitted with specialist flooring that has all the markings to be used for various sports such as badminton, volley ball and netball. While the impact of the new temporary building was minimal on the students, aged four to 18 years, it took a considerable amount of planning to get the temporary hall in place.

Spaciotempo’s Managing Director, Scott Jameson explains, ‘From the initial free site survey, we found that the differential in heights on the site was considerable. We therefore had to bring in Cerda Planning, not only to help with the initial investigation of the site but also to assist in gaining full planning permission for the temporary sports hall. Because of where the school is located, we had to deal with two councils and Cerda was integral in getting the plans finalised and allowing us to deliver the project on time and within budget. However, we manged it and the temporary sports hall was roaring success.’

Fact File

Who: Channing School
Where: North London
Size: 20m x 30m on an eave of 5m
Use: Sports Hall at Channing Junior School
Why: As part of a £11 million development project