The most elegant solution involved the creation of a single storey wraparound extension to join all the individual components (changing facilities, meeting rooms, kitchen, toilets, entrance foyers, internal and external stores etc.) coherently. This link softens the impact of the most significant volume, the enlarged sports hall. It establishes a building of more relatable form and massing.
The project had funding dictated completion dates, and therefore all application processes needed to run quickly and smoothly. In these scenarios, we dedicate time and energy to meet targets. With this project, consistent communication with the Planning Service regarding the critical timeline was critical. Planning approval was swift, and other applications (including Building Control, Statutory Authorities, etc.) ran concurrently with the Contractor appointment process.