This £30m facility for Oundle school near Peterborough will create a new 50m pool with a boom and moving floor. Further facilities include a fitness suite, sports hall, studio and hospitality suites
Oundle School is one of Britain’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools, located within the market town of Oundle in Northamptonshire. The School is currently implementing a sports master plan that will see all of the current sports facilities updated across the whole campus
The new sports centre will be a unique facility in the School, in that it will provide the indoor sports accommodation for the pupils, but will also allow access to the community through a membership scheme. The building is designed to cater for both groups of occupants in differing proportions, at different times whilst always being able to provide security for both pupils and public alike.
Key facilities include a 50m 6 lane training pool with a submersible boom and moving floor to provide variable water depth and an eight court sports hall able to accommodate all 1,300 pupils and staff in an assembly format.
The project also includes an 80 station fitness suite, dedicated dance studio and a range of dual use hospitality suites and studios.
A full commercial kitchen that can serve to 280 covers is provided along with a ‘Costa’ style cafe adjacent to the swimming pool.
The project uses a natural ventilation system to the sports hall and has both Photovoltaic Cells and a thermal hot water system as part of the renewal energy systems within the building.
The majority of the project will be constructed using cross laminated timber ( CLT ) panels, pre-fabricated to provide a high quality of finish and allow a fast construction process.
- 50m Pool with boom & moving floor
- 8 Court Sports Hall
- Fitness Suite (80stn)
- Conference facilities
- External Pitches