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Whitgift School Sports Centre Croydon

Project data
Client: 
Whitgift School
Architect: 
Hooper Architects
Location: 
Croydon
Hand-over date: 
December 2004

The new state-of-the-art sports complex for the Whitgift School offers more than twenty sports to national standard! The 44x28m sports hall with moveable partition is suitable for many sports varying from volleyball to cricket-practise. Games on the basketball show court can be supported from the viewing galleries.

To create optimum multipurpose use of the available space dividing walls were also used in other areas. The squash courts walls can be moved and the swimming pool is suitable for competitions as well as learning. The eight-lane pool is provided with timing equipment as well as a moveable floor.

Further facilities include fitness, class rooms, offices, physio, multi-purpose areas and a kitchen. The centre is located on the school premises and was built while the school was operated normally. Creating a building suitable for use by school children was important. Vandalism proof materials were used without compromising the design and an optimum teaching environment was created through high standard acoustic provisions.

The initial design for this project came in well above budget. Pellikaan was able to take this design and amend it, saving sufficient money to accommodate the available budget whilst still offering all required facilities.