This project has involved the demolition of an ageing sports hall and construction of a replacement building including a dance studio, weights room, gymnasium and changing facilities.
The new sports hall was officially opened by ex-student and Olympian Katharine Merry, a former 400m sprint bronze medallist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Baily Garner has been involved with a number of projects at Bilton School, a successful mixed secondary in Rugby. We have assisted them in securing funding and then successfully delivering projects.
The school’s original sports hall, constructed in the 1960/70s, had historically suffered from persistent damp ingress and thermal inefficiency.
With planning approval granted for this traditionally procured project, the site was then discovered to be of significant archaeological interest. This meant that close monitoring was needed during the demolition and excavation stages.
Baily Garner undertook a value management exercise to maintain control of the budget throughout the project.
New facilities within the distinctive new sports centre include: a dance studio, a weights room, a fully equipped gymnasium and new changing facilities. It also features an observation area and spectator gallery to enable the school to assess A level PE students.
The four-court sports hall has underfloor heating linked to an air source heat pump and photovoltaics installed on the roof to increase energy efficiency and reduce running costs. These facilities are all available for use by the local community for early morning, evening or weekends.
Externally, coloured panels on the striking new building were agreed in consultation with both the school and local residents.