Project Description

School Sports Hall, Aldercar (PDF)

Aldercar Community Language College and Phoenix Centre's brief was to replace the school's existing 1950s sports hall with a purpose built facility, complying fully with Sports England design guidelines.

The new building is independent from existing school buildings and includes a full size four court sports hall with changing facilities, a fitness suite, and 3 classrooms for use by both the school and the local community.

The design utilised full height, insulated, pre-cast concrete panels to both sports hall and attached support facilities, this provided a robust solution both externally and internally.  This MMC (Modern Method of Construction) reduced the on site construction period, thereby minimising the disruption to the school.

Derbyshire County Council

Floor Area
1300sq. m

Construction Period
38 weeks

Construction Cost
£2 million approx

Project Team
Architect: etc Design Ltd, Developer: Buchan Concrete Solutions, Structural Engineer: ASC, School Representatives