Temporary sports complex wins top marks from University

A TEMPORARY sports complex has been awarded top marks after opening its doors to students for the first time.

The University of Nottingham is replacing its existing facilities with a £40 million state-of-the-art sports centre.

And temporary building experts Spaciotempo were called in to provide an interim solution while the building work, expected to last two years, is carried out.

The high-tech complex is made up of more than 3,000 square metres of bespoke structures, but the project, including planning and groundworks, was completed in just five months.

Dan Tilley, Director of Sport at the University, is delighted with the buildings, which opened for the first time last month.

He said: “The temporary complex represents the first stage in what is a huge project for us and I’m sure it will provide a sound interim solution.

“Spaciotempo came up with a plan that followed our brief and they’ve showed a positive, flexible attitude throughout.

“They also provided an all-encompassing service, which was a massive bonus for us.

“It meant we were able to delegate the entire project to them and have now simply taken delivery of the keys.”

The £2 million University Park project represents Spaciotempo’s biggest value single contract to date.

Managing director Scott Jameson said: “We managed the entire project, which involved a lot of ground work and the installation of several sports buildings.

“We put in all the drainage and provided the framework, flooring and electrical equipment including the heating and fixtures and fittings.

“It was a big task, but it was completed right on schedule.”

The temporary buildings feature a 12-court sports hall and a gym along with three squash courts and two dance studios with sprung floors.

The custom-built development, expected to open in September 2016, will replace the University Park sports centre, originally built in 1969.