St Mary’s University College – New Sporting Facilities

Sport is a key element in the academic and social structure of St Mary’s. This project provides a total of 1,950sqm new and 2,000sqm of remodelled accommodation in order to consolidate and enhance the college’s standing as a High Performance Athletics Centre and a 2012 Olympic Games training camp.

The new single storey building consists of a sports hall and a linear block containing changing rooms and a strength and conditioning suite wrapping around it.

This is topped by a sinuous wavy aluminium roof which opens up to address the main pedestrian spine route through the campus. The building sits within a new open parkland landscape which frames views through the site.

The building is an exemplary low energy and sustainable development with an Excellent breeam rating and renewable energies such as a ground source heat pump, photo-voltaics and solar thermal systems.

"Thank you and well done for a stunning building."

David Leen,
Vice-Principal
St Mary's University College

  • Client:St. Mary’s University College
  • Type:Higher Education
  • Location:Twickenham
  • Value:£6m
  • Status:Completed September 2011
  • Consultants:Michael Barclay Partnership,
    Michael Jones Associates,
    Colvin & Moggridge,
    Appleyards DWB,
    Ingleton Wood
  • Contractor:Morgan Sindall
  • Photography:Simon Kennedy
  • Press:BBC News 8 Apr 2010, Building 4 Nov 2011, Architecture Today Jan 2012
  • Awards:Shortlisted for 2012 RIBA Award