Location Durham, UK
Services Building services, civil, structural and geotechnical engineering and planning
Sector Lifestyle, Education
Client Durham University
Imagery © Kristen McCluskie
The Graham Sports Centre at Maiden Castle is the main site for Durham University Sport and it was selected to appear in London Organising Committee Pre-Games Training Camp Guide.
Cundall provided multi-disciplinary services for the 1600m2 extension to the centre, incorporating an indoor powered rowing tank, fencing stiles, ergo area, offices/staff room, dance studio, a new main entrance and changing rooms with a plunge pool. The rowing tank is the third to be constructed in the UK and will enable the Durham rowing team to train throughout the year regardless of the conditions of the River Wear.
A new boat house and a boat launch deck to the River Wear will also be constructed as part of the development scheme. As the site was prone to flooding, the boat house design incorporated flood resilient measures. In addition, slope stability analysis and detailed design mitigated environmental concerns such as flooding and pollution.
Other facilities include:
The Earth and Environment School was designed to meet the departments need for world class teaching and research. The project involved the complete refurbishment of the existing building and the addition of a four-storey wing which was designed to minimise carbon and waste.
The Lee Valley White Water Centre, located in Hertfordshire, will host the Canoe Slalom competition during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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