A new sports centre at Bilton School, Rugby was officially opened in March 2015 by ex-student and Olympian Katharine Merry, 400m bronze medallist at the Sydney Olympics. New facilities include a dance studio, weights room and gymnasium, available for use by the local community, together with an observation area to help the school assess A-level PE students. External coloured panels on the striking new building were agreed in consultation with the school and local residents. Internally the four court sports hall has underfloor heating linked to an air source heat pump and PVs installed on the roof to increase energy efficiency and reduce running costs.
Baily Garner provided Architectural, Building Surveying, Contract Administrator and M&E Services for this £2.2m ACMF funded project, developed in association with Sports England. We also undertook a value management exercise to maintain control of the budget. The site was discovered to be of significant archaeological interest, resulting in close monitoring during the demolition and excavation stages of the project.