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Abingdon School

New Sports Centre

Location

Oxford

Value

£7.5m

Procurement Route

Single Stage Traditional

A new sports centre and swimming pool that sits comfortably within a historically sensitive site.


Abingdon is a prestigious boys’ school located in Oxfordshire and features several Grade II listed buildings on its grounds, which is also in a conservation area.

The new Sports Centre and Swimming Pool building sits comfortably on the sensitive site. The new first class facilities were built around the existing sports centre and included an eight lane 25m swimming pool, indoor and outdoor changing facilities, a fitness suite, squash courts, climbing wall, judo and fencing studio and finally, a social space and classroom with a balcony overlooking the outdoor pitches.

The new building is broken down visually with different roof profiles and cladding materials, and even integrates the listed boundary wall of the site into the new centre.

The swimming pool in particular has a curved roof, which is clad with timber on the inside creating a dynamic and natural sports environment.

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