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Sports Hall and Pitches, North Hertfordshire College, Hitchin

Client

North Hertfordshire College

Saunders are appointed to design a new sports building and 3G football pitch. The proposed modern facilities sit within an existing further education college site and form part of a mixed use application which also includes a residential development by CALA Homes which will help fund the development of the new sports facilities. The existing facilities are in need of modernisation and the new scheme will bring sports facilities at the college into the twenty-first century, with a new sports hall, reception, gym and changing rooms. The buildings will connect with the existing college campus and will be accessed via landscaped areas of public realm, which negotiate the significant level differences across the site. The proposals meet the requirements of the college curriculum and it is proposed that they will also serve the wider community as an out of hours sports facility.

We have worked closely with the college, cost consultants, planning consultants and sports consultants to develop an acceptable scheme which is affordable and meets the requirements of Sport England.

The scheme received a resolution to grant planning permission in November 2020, with work due to start on site in 2021.

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