LeAF Volleyball Academy

LeAF Elite Athlete Academy | Oak Academy | Bournemouth, UK

A Bournemouth school is going for gold following the completion of a new beach volleyball hall.

 

LeAF Elite Athlete Academy (formerly Oakmead College of Technology) took delivery of 1202m² of sand for the facility at its LeAF Campus on Duck Lane, Dorset. The new hall complements the school’s sports hall, fitness centre, gym, dance studio and extensive playing fields, allowing students to enjoy a diverse sports programme which promotes healthy lifestyles.

 

Rubb Buildings Ltd was tasked with the design, manufacture and delivery of the 32m span x 40m long sports building which includes two internal beach volleyball courts, complete with sand pits to represent a beach environment. The facility has sidewalls of 10.8m and boasts a clear playing height of 10m inside.

 

“The indoor beach volleyball facility was used as an Olympic training venue. LeAF Campus hosted men’s and women’s international teams from Brazil, Greece, and Great Britain as they prepared to qualify for the London Olympics in 2012. The courts provide three full size match courts or four training courts and the international players believe it to be one of the best purpose built facilities in Europe.”

Annetta Minard | Executive Headteacher

 

The volleyball hall features Rubb’s traditional galvanized internal steel frame, but with a new design. A tapered lattice leg facilitates the curved roof design specified by the school’s architect Trinity Architecture. The building is clad with durable PVDF coated fabric, providing blue walls and a white translucent roof. Rubb added the LeAF Campus logo to both gable ends of the structure. Four doors, one in each gable and sidewall, provide access to the volleyball training facility.

Building Specifications

Usage

Usage

Sports

Usage

Type

BVE

Span

Span

32m

Usage

Length

40m

Usage

Eaves

10.8m

Usage

Apex

14.3m

Usage

Door

Double

Usage

Completed

05 / 2012

CONTACT RUBB

Contact the Rubb team with your building requirements. We are here to support you throughout your project.

VIEW BROCHURE

Explore the latest Rubb sports brochure. This brochure features the latest projects and structure information.