Suffolk New College

Project Description:

  • Client:   Suffolk New College/Goals Soccer Centres plc
  • Project: Sports Hall and Multi Sports Facility
  • Service Provided: Quantity Surveyor
  • Procurement:   Traditional
  • Contract period: 32 weeks
  • Architect:   Aedas
  • Engineer:   Mark Brock
  • Contractor:   R G Carter (Ipswich) Ltd

The Sports Hall is a two storey building with low roof pitch and low eaves height to minimise the impact of the building roofline from surrounding properties. It has a four court badminton sized hall, also line-marked for additional sports and has the flexibility to be sub-divided into smaller areas.  Also provided are changing facilities, WC facilities, reception, office, sports lounge area and two multi-use rooms which will be used by both Suffolk New College and Goals Soccer Centres. Externally there are 10 5-a-side and 1 7-a-side football arenas with car parking.

The sports facilities were designed to assist the efficient operation in a modern facility, utilising the latest technologies to maximise public enjoyment.   The materials used included steel frame, blockwork and proprietary metal cladding with aluminium windows/curtain walling.  Care was taken to balance the colours of the render/cladding to achieve a fresh modern appearance.