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Accrington Academy Sports Pavilion and Pitches

This development of a Community Sports Pavilion is for Accrington Academy, who are part of the ‘United Learning Trust’ group of schools. It forms part of an overall enhancement of the academy’s sporting facilities which has been managed by HTC over the last three years and includes a 3G All Weather Pitch, a MUGA (multi use games area) and a six lane x 25m swimming pool.

The building provides an indoor viewing area for the sports pitches, a function space for presentations etc., and administrative offices for the academy’s sports department. There is also a reception area which is an interface between the school and the public use of their sports facilities. The curved glass facade allows unobstructed views of the Pitches and forms an entrance to the changing facilities.

Accrington Academy

A new detatched 10,000 sqft building housing a 25m long x 12.5m wide (six lane) swimming pool, 150 spectator seats, changing facilities and reception area. This facility is for use by a local swimming club and other schools in the area as well as the Academy. It ranges in depth from 1m to 1.8m to allow for both competition swimming and varying levels of swimming lessons. The development is highly energy efficient including many heat recovery features and a large array of photo-voltaic and solar thermal panels.