Location Chelmsford, Essex

Client King Edward VI Grammar School

State-of-the-art sports facilities

The Nigel Fanshawe Sports Hall

View from the field
View from the field

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Main sports hall
Main sports hall

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Main hall as seen from viewing area
Main hall as seen from viewing area

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This design brief called for a new sports centre to provide state-of-the-art sporting facilities for both the school and the wider local community. Externally, the material palette of the hall references the solidity of the existing Victorian school buildings, with red clay brickwork and “stone” courses.

 

The main sports hall holds space for five badminton courts with an upper-level viewing balcony, and elsewhere in the building is a fitness suite, dance studio and several teaching classrooms. The vast internal layout and accommodation was guided by the standards and requirement of Sport England.