Sustainable Sports Facility
The project provides changing facilities, meeting area and cafeteria for six football pitches and is funded via the Football Foundation and Southwark Council and provides a sporting facility for 2 ‘all weather’ sports pitches and 8 further grass pitches. The building includes 14 Sport England changing areas, cafeteria/meeting area and training/ physiotherapy facility.
Sustainable Engineering Design
The engineering systems were awarded BRE, clear skies and DTI grant funding for their renewable nature and innovation. Ground linked heat pumps provide heating and hot water using 30% of the energy that would be expended under traditional systems. Ventilation for the building is pre-warmed within an atria area prior to entering the facilities. The heat pumps are connected to a photovoltaic facade which provides 60% of the electrical capacity.
The building produces less than 20% of the CO2 emissions of an equivalent building.