Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 12469)           
UK only International

FaulknerBrowns targets new standards for sustainability with Portsmouth sports complex

By Kim Megson    02 Feb 2018
The complex, located on the corner of Portsmouth’s Ravelin Park, is the first major phase of the university’s £400m estate development masterplan / FaulknerBrowns
This facility will create an environment which promotes health and wellbeing by inspiring people to be more active, throughout the University of Portsmouth, and the city as a whole
– Irina Korneychuk, FaulknerBrowns project leader

The University of Portsmouth has unveiled ambitious plans for a sustainable sports facility designed by architecture practice FaulknerBrowns.

The complex, located on the corner of Portsmouth’s Ravelin Park, is the first major phase of the university’s £400m (US$569m, €455m) estate development masterplan, which aims to reshape its city centre campus to enhance the student experience and establish a public-facing presence in the city centre.

The proposals – developed to “promote health and wellbeing through the provision of a wide range of opportunities for activity and movement” – include an eight-court sports hall, an eight-lane 25m swimming pool, a fitness suite, multipurpose studios, squash courts, a climbing wall and a ski simulator, as well as teaching facilities and office space.

The main sports hall will be housed within a solid and constrained volume that is raised to allow high-occupancy spaces, such as the fitness suite and studios, to be placed at ground level. According to FaulknerBrowns, this will “provide animation and interest to the city-facing entrance”.

“The transparency of the ground plane blends the relationship between the inside and the outside spilling activity from the building into an attractively landscaped public environment,” they said in a design statement.

“This openness and inclusivity serve to inspire students, members of staff and the public to engage and participate.”

The university is planning to set new standards for sustainability for a sports building, and an array of photovoltaic panels and a biodiverse green roof will be introduced to secure the first ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM rating for a facility of this type. A considered arrangement of the building’s spaces will exploit natural light and ventilation, and top lighting of the sports and pool halls will provide further opportunity for energy reduction.

Irina Korneychuk, project leader at FaulknerBrowns, said: “We’re excited to unveil our plans for a sports facility which promotes integration of the university campus with its surroundings and applies the contemporary principles of active design. This will create an environment which promotes health and wellbeing by inspiring people to be more active, throughout the University of Portsmouth, and the city as a whole.”

The practice will collaborate with engineering firms Max Fordham and Mott MacDonald and landscape architects LDA Design.

FaulknerBrowns are currently working on several other high-profile leisure projects in the UK, including an indoor waterpark in Coventry, a swimming and leisure facility in Derby and a regeneration scheme in Bangor, Northern Ireland.

The main sports hall will be housed within a relatively solid and constrained volume that is raised to allow high-occupancy spaces, such as the fitness suite and studios, to be placed at ground level / FaulknerBrowns
University of Portsmouth  Portsmouth  FaulknerBrowns  Ravelin Park  BREEAM 
Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Related news
Sports jobs
Everyone Active
featured job

Swimming Teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Job location: Nationwide, United Kingdom

Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £ 22,320 per annum
Location: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £10.20 an hour
Location: Redhill, UK

RECREATION ASSISTANT

GLL
Salary: Up to £10.20 an hour
Location: Thamesmead, London, UK

Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £ 22,320 per annum
Location: Leyton, London, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum
Location: Greenwich, London, UK

Chief Executive Officer

Lincolnshire County Football Association
Salary: Generous salary & benefits package
Location: Lincolnshire, UK

Swimming Teachers

SnowDome
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Location: Tamworth, UK

Team Leader

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK

Apprentice Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum
Location: Thamesmead, South East London
recruiting with sports management

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £16,187 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata)
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £7.96 per hour
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Tadworth, Surrey

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum
Location: Leytonstone, East London

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £16,187 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Carlisle, Cumbiria

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £17,806 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata)
Location: Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

Duty Manager

Active Newham
Salary: Salary negotiable depending on experience
Location: East Ham, London, UK
recruiting with sports management

Front of House Apprentice

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sunbury-on-Thames, UK

Level 4 Sports Massage Course

Discovery Learning
Salary:
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom

Senior Recreation Assistant (Dryside)

GLL
Salary: Up to £18,471 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata)
Location: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £17,806 per annum
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Apprentice Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum
Location: Leyton, East London

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £16,187 per annum
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

Casual Recruitment Day

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary: £5.90-£7.83 dependent on role
Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol, UK
training with sports management

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £10.20 per hour
Location: Hayes, West London

Recreation Assistant - Hayes

GLL
Salary: Up to £10.20 per hour
Location: Hayes, UK

Regional Grounds Manager

Mytime Active
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Location: Kent, England, UK

Team Leader

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: North Wembley, Wembley, UK

Multi Site Golf Operations Manager

Mytime Active
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Location: Kent, England, UK

Apprentice Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum
Location: Shoreditch, East London

Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £18,471 per annum
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgshire
lifeguard jobs  swimming teacher jobs  apprenticeships jobs  recreation assistant jobs  Gymnastics Coach jobs  Gymnastics Coaches - Max Whitlock Programme jobs  Swimming Instructor jobs  duty manager jobs  Head of HR jobs  Leisure Assistant jobs  Manager on Duty jobs  General Assistant jobs  Centre Manager jobs  Regional HR Manager jobs  Brand and Campaign Marketing Manager jobs 
More jobs

Video Gallery

Myzone
Tracking your workout effort just became effortless.
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: Rephouse Europa Ltd
Rephouse is a leading manufacturer of high-performance fitness flooring systems. With its state-of-the-art production technology and more than 32 years of hands-on experience in production and installation worldwide, Rephouse can ensure a premium-quality rubber fitness flooring product tailormade for any facility.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

Crown Sports Lockers celebrates 25 years
Twenty five years ago, Crown Sports Lockers’ founder, Richard Downing, walked into Addington Palace Golf Club to talk changing rooms with its then secretary Lawrence Dennis-Smither.
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Property & Tenders

Location: White Rocks, Hastings
Company: GVA
Location:
Company: Gravesham Borough Council
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

28 Aug - 01 Sep 2018
tbc, Sao Paulo, Brazil
22-23 Sep 2018
Worldwide,
24-27 Sep 2018
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, United States
29-30 Sep 2018
SEC Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
More diary dates