B & E Boys are pleased to announce that the company has been awarded the new £3.25 million sports hall development for Sedbergh Public School in Cumbria.
Sedbergh School is an independent boarding school with a proud and long-standing tradition. The school was first established way back in 1525. The school setting is magnificent and simply stunning. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Sedbergh now falls under the county boundary of Cumbria. It is situated just within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and as you can imagine this provides a fantastic backdrop for the school.
In fact, the position within the National Park has caused some delays on the project. The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s planning committee had agreed to the planning application in September 2016 but then it became apparent that badgers, not previously present, were in close proximity. The issue took several months to resolve, but now it is very much full steam ahead with the project. It is a complex project involving the demolition of an existing pavilion, removal of a hillside and the construction of a very large retaining structure on land next to Busk Lane in Sedbergh town.
After the site has been secured, the grass-covered curved roof multi-court sports hall will stand at 2,000 square metres and house a selection of sports including basketball, indoor cricket, badminton, 5-a-side football, netball and volleyball.
In addition to the multi-purpose sports courts, the complex will also include changing facilities, office, hospitality suite and two studios. The facility features contemporary design and energy conservation techniques will be incorporated within the fabric of the complex.
Partnering with B & E Boys on the project are Robothams Architects, who specialise in design projects for sports and independent schools with JMP Architects – a company that has a strong working relationship with the Sedbergh School as well as the local and planning authorities. Robothams will be acting as the lead consultant with responsibility for design on the project.
Both B & E Boys and Robothams have a long tradition of working on education projects. We will be joined by Toppings Structural Engineers on the project, which should be completed by mid-March 2018.
Sedbergh School plays a vital part in the life of the town and its economy. It is important that the school is able to continue to provide outstanding sporting facilities for both its pupils and the wider community.