University of Warwick Sports Hub Wins!
David Morley Architects are delighted to have accepted 'Award for Excellence' @SAPCA. Well done team!! #changingpeopleslives #activecampus @warwickun i#sportshub #BuildingAnActiveNation #SAPCA19
SAPCA is the UK trade association for the sports & play construction industry. Its role is to foster excellence & continuous improvement throughout the sector.
The University has a vision to be the most active campus in the UK. The Sport and Wellness Facilities need to meet this aspiration. The proposed Sports Hub will provide opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities with links to other facilities via a network of paths, cycle ways, and activity areas.
The building will provide:
—Main sports hall sized to 16 badminton court layout
— Flexible 12 lane 25m pool space
—Climbing wall and bouldering facility
— Fitness suite
— Strength and conditioning suite
— Squash courts
— Flexible studio spaces
The vision is to create a building where activity can be seen to encourage participation and has good views to the surrounding landscape. The building has developed to be expressed in three clear parts to manage the large volume spaces, such as the sports hall and swimming hall, to control the scale and mass with an entrance
pavilion; these are linked together with an atrium that allows views to all the main activity areas.
The intention is to help the University to build upon and further enhance its national and international reputation by delivering an ‘inspirational offer’ of high quality
facilities and programmes. This will drive participation in sport and activity while also
promoting health and wellness among students and staff.
One of the proposed development’s key legacies will be to provide individuals with an opportunity to establish positive patterns of behaviour which remain with them
beyond their graduation from the University of Warwick.