A new multi sports centre has been making a real splash in Puddletown, Dorset. St Mary’s C.E. Middle School opened its new indoor sports facility on July 12th 2012, as the Olympic Torch passed through the town.
Rubb Buildings Ltd worked with main contractor Greenslade to provide a 20m span x 48m long sports hall with sidewalls of 5m, featuring a multi-use games area large enough to accommodate a full size basketball court. The area, 8.4m high at the building’s apex, can also be adapted to accommodate a match-play volleyball court, a netball court with portable goals, a 18m x 33m 5-a-side pitch, four badminton courts or four mini games courts.
St Mary’s sports training centre features Rubb’s signature galvanized internal steel frame clad with durable PVDF coated fabric, providing dark juniper green walls and a white translucent roof. This allows natural light inside for a bright playing environment which saves on added energy costs.
Within the building there are two partitions which create a 20m x 9m storage area and a 20m x 6m changing area at each gable end respectively. Two roller shutter doors provide access to and from the storage area via the hall and outside. Three metre high steel cladding protects the building’s external walls. Users can enter and exit the hall through a main entrance at the side of the building or through a changing room access door direct from the school.
Rubb helped sponsor the St Mary’s Puddletown Plod, a 20k road race, in June 2012 and 2013. Race Secretary Mrs A Handley said: “Rubb’s sponsorship was used to purchase the T-shirts given out to all the runners completing the race. The event was a great success with more than 100 runners taking part.”
15 / 2012