Graham delivers £24m sports centre in Northamptonshire

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Graham has completed a new £24m sports centre at one of Britain’s co-educational schools in Oundle, Northamptonshire

Designed by Saunders Boston Architects, the Oundle school sports centre provides best-in-class sporting facilities.

The sporting facilities include a 50-metre swimming pool, an eight court sports hall that offers adaptable playing space for a range of sports, 70-station fitness suite, dedicated dance studio, and three further multi-purpose rooms.

The versatile space can also be used for whole school assemblies through the use of retractable seating.

Graham implemented a range of offsite manufacturing processes into its construction programme with the mainframe constructed of Cross Laminated Timber panels, providing a sustainable structure with a high-quality finish.

Dual-use was factored into the development to ensure that there will be year-round community and sports club access to the state-of-the-art facilities that span 5,000m2 of space.

Commitment to delivering facilities

Sarah Kerr-Dineen, head of Oundle School, said: “We are delighted to open our new Sports Centre to pupils and staff this September, with a general public opening anticipated in October.

“It is an outstanding facility which will offer first-class sporting provision, supporting our athletes both at the top competitive level whilst catering for a multitude of sports and leisure activities.

“The versatile design of the building will ensure a memorable hospitality and viewing experience for all and we greatly look forward to being able to welcome visitors in due course.”

Ronan Hughes, Graham’s regional director, said: “Graham has a strong portfolio of delivering for the education and leisure sectors, and this project is a further example of how we do that with thought, skill, and a collective commitment to delivering exceptional facilities to the people who matter most – the pupils, staff and local community who will use them for many years to come”

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