SportPark opens at Loughborough University

SportPark is the latest office development designed by David Morley Architects and is the new home for many of the national governing bodies (NGB’s) of many sports. The scheme comprises four buildings with up to five storeys linked through glazed circulation spaces. The break out areas are varied and include small scale sports facilities and an outdoor sprint track. The stream that runs through this part of the campus has been incorporated into the design and given space to flourish in order to encourage biodiversity. SportPark won two awards at the Commited to Construction in East Midlands Awards this month. The project won in the following categories: Committed to Excellence and Quality, and Committed to Sustainability. It is the fifth project the practice has completed at Loughborough University: previous schemes include the National Cricket Academy, a post-graduate centre, the new School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, and a 1,050-bed student residential scheme.