Sustainability Recognition for Oundle’s New Sports Centre

Sustainability Recognition for Oundle’s New Sports Centre image

Oundle School Sports Centre has been recognised as Sustainability Project of the year in the Construction Excellence, East Midlands 2020 Awards.

Announced on the 4th December via a virtual awards ceremony, the accolade is positive external acknowledgement of the project and design teams’ efforts to construct an environmentally sound facility for the school.

The new sports centre houses a fifty metre swimming pool, an eight court sports hall offering adaptable playing space for a range of sports, as well as the opportunity for whole school assemblies through use of retractable seating, a separate fitness suite with up to seventy stations, a dedicated dance studio and three further multipurpose studios.

Sustainability achievements on this project included:

  • An excellent waste area was maintained throughout with excellent segregation. The works generated only 1.2T of construction and demolition waste per £100k Construction Value (standard accepted target is <6.5T)
  • Extensive nuisance mitigation, including acoustic blankets around generators, regular road inspection and cleaning and minimum disruption
  • Beneficial reuse of 1600m3 cut and fill material was value engineered
  • A settlement tank was available for dewatering and rainwater harvesting was established.
  • An exceptionally well-managed COSHH Store and spill kit stations were maintained throughout construction
  • Water usage was 4.34m3 of mains water consumed per £100k project value, bettering WRAP’s guideline of 4.9m3

The new centre was based around a CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) frame. The Project Team enjoyed the opportunity afforded by the project to develop their experience of CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) structures, drawing on the experience of the appointed structural engineer (Ramboll UK). The structural timber offered a sustainable advantage, supplied from FSC certified sources and compliant with our Sustainable Procurement Policy.

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