The Sports and Science Building designed by OMA Architects is an impressive structure that replaces the existing sports and science facilities.
The new scheme includes a sports area which occupies the lower ground and ground floors and consists of; a swimming pool, sports hall, fitness and dance studios, changing rooms, teaching rooms and an open plan office area. The science area above occupies the third and second floors and comprises of; a lecture theatre, numerous laboratories and a teaching space.
The Sports and Science Building also features a green roof which provides a unique and creative space for a running track, along with more conventional recreational areas for staff and students. The superstructure consists of a steel frame with 32m to 36m long steel trusses and Vierendeel Girders to achieve clear spans over the sports hall and the swimming pool areas. The frame supports several 1,000m2 of cross laminated timber panels.