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Jubilee Sports Centre, University of Southampton

  • Client:
    University of Southampton
  • Architects:
    GTA architects
  • Value:
    £20m
  • Accreditation:
    BREEAM Excellent
  • Our Role:

    M&E, Building Physics, BREEAM & Sustainability


Part new build and part refurbishment of the University’s existing Sports Centre on their Highfield campus, in order to bring the existing Sports Hall up to Sports England standard.

The new extension will include a large fitness suite, studio spaces, 3 squash courts, a spectacular climbing and bouldering wall and a café. Additional cycle and scooter storage and accessible parking spaces will also be created.

The building has been designed to be inclusive to all potential users, to connect to the outdoors and make use of natural light with environmental sustainability at the core of the design. Energy use will be minimised through the use of energy efficient systems and high efficiency lighting. The building is served by roof mounted air source heat pumps, which serve fan coil units, AHU and underfloor heating, with mechanical ventilation with heat recovery unit ducts.

Method Consulting are leading the M&E design and the Sustainability team are acting as Embodied Carbon Consultants and BREEAM AP, providing full BREEAM advice and services. A BREEAM rating of Excellent is required in the new-build areas.