University of Birmingham Indoor Sports Centre

  • © Hufton and Crow
  • © Hufton and Crow
  • © Paul Riddle
  • © Hufton and Crow
  • © Paul Riddle
  • © Paul Riddle
  • © Hufton and Crow
  • © Hufton and Crow
  • © Hufton and Crow
  • © Hufton and Crow
  • © Paul Riddle
  • © Paul Riddle
  • © Paul Riddle
  • © Paul Riddle
  • © Paul Riddle
  • © Paul Riddle
  • © Hufton and Crow
  • © Hufton and Crow
  • © Paul Riddle
  • © Paul Riddle

Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

West Midlands

Local Authority Area

Birmingham

Information about this scheme

The Indoor Sports Centre, located adjacent to the Edgbaston Conservation Area, forms a gateway to the University’s Edgbaston Campus providing the University of Birmingham with the city’s first Olympic-standard swimming pool, together with a range of sports halls and gyms, laboratories and testing facilities, served by a new car park. Open to the public, the Centre is designed to provide future generations of athletes with world-class sports facilities. The building design allows for a great deal of visibility between the spaces with internal windows and screens, and light and airy spaces.The building’s external elevation walls where possible have allowed for the internal uses to be very visible and animated to enable the building to provide a welcoming dialogue with the external environment. Overall the building is an intelligently planned and sensitive solution to the functional large box forms to accommodate the sports uses, and provides a delightful and carefully considered gateway building that sits well in the context of the campus.

Credits

Architect

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Client

University of Birmingham

Structural Engineer

Arup

Services Engineer

Couch Perry Wilkes

Landscape Architect

Townshend Landscape Architects`

Quantity Surveyor

Robinson Low Francis

Other

S&P Architects (Sports consultant)

Swimming Pool Consultant

Devin Consulting

Main Contractor

Interserve

Fire Engineering

Jeremy Gardner Associates

Transport Consultant

WSP Property and Development

Access Consultant

People Friendly Design

Lighting Consultant

EQ2 Light

Acoustic Consultant

Cole Jarman

CDMC

Steven Barnsley Associates

Primary Use Class

Class D2e - Indoor and Outdoor Sports