The University of Warwick’s Sport and Wellness Hub recently won the ‘Award for Excellence’ at the annual Sports and Play Construction Association (SAPCA) awards. SAPCA promotes excellence, professionalism and continuous achievement throughout the industry.
The facility, which is part of a £49 million investment in the hub and adjoining sports facilities at the University opens in April 2019.
The Sport and Wellness Hub was designed by David Morley Architects LLP, who are members of SAPCA and received the honour at the award ceremony.
The building is designed to be accessible and inclusive for all, encouraging everyone to try something active. The design also has sustainability at the heart, incorporating architectural and technical to leave a smaller footprint on the planet.
It includes a spacious 230-station gym and a 25-metre, 12-lane swimming pool – both enjoying views of the surrounding woodland. It also features a 12-court sports arena, six glass-backed squash courts and a cutting-edge climbing centre.
David Hammond Director of Capital Programmes at the University of Warwick Estates, said: “The Sport and Wellness Hub is designed to inspire everyone who comes through the door to be more active. We are delighted that the fantastic design has received this recognition from SAPCA and the award is testament to the hard work completed by all involved in the design and build process. It’s very exciting that construction has now been completed and we’re looking forward to opening the doors to staff, students and the general public.”
We have a long-standing relationship with the University of Warwick via the SUPC framework. Our team worked closely with Narinder Nanuwa and the University Project team on the product specification and installation coordination. The completed installation looks fantastic and we are glad we could be involved in such a prestigious project.
Lisa Dodd-Mayne, Director of Sport & Active Communities at the University said: “The Sport and Wellness Hub is truly a world-class facility and it is fantastic that has received national accolades before it has even opened.''
"Thanks for all BOF's efforts on the Sports & Wellness Hub project to both the office based and installation teams. I was particularly impressed with your install team who worked hard ensuring the project looked right. Thanks also to Craig Wall (Installation Manager) for all your hard work during the install and reacting swiftly as well as your attention to detail."
Narinder Nanuwa, Interior Designer