YMCA Inclusive Sports Facility

  • Project Type: Education
  • Client: YMCA East Surrey
  • Status: Completed
  • Location: Redhill, Surrey

An inclusive sports facility

The project is for the YMCA in Redhill, Surrey and has been designed to specifically showcase Paralympic sports such as Boccia & Goalball to encourage and maximise participation at a grass roots level. The site has sensitive planning issues as it is located with the Metropolitan Green Belt.

Working closely with Reigate and Banstead Council, a case of “very special circumstances” was made to obtain planning consent. We developed the building design to allow maximum flexibility in the design spatially so that it can be used for other means including exhibitions and conferences. Natural daylight and ventilation to the building, high thermal insulation, protection from solar gain and robust combined with natural materials internally and externally creates a sustainable, durable, low maintenance and attractive addition to the YMCA’s complex. The project was shortlisted for the Architects Journal Retrofit awards 2019.

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