Faithful+Gould was appointed through the Scape National Asset Management, Surveying and Design Services framework (AMSandDS) to successfully guide Mounts Bay Academy in Penzance through the Academies Capital Maintenance Fund (ACMF) bidding process for their new build sports facility. They were then subsequently appointed to provide building surveying led multi-disciplinary services for the delivery of the project.
Mounts Bay Academy, which teaches 920 pupils aged 11 to 16 years old, is a Centre of Excellence for Sports and Creativity and it has recently received the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (OFSTED) Outstanding rating.
The new build sports facilities replaces their existing life-expired inflatable air dome hall with a new clear span steel framed superstructure and a heavy duty architectural tensile membrane.
"We were delighted to be involved in such an exciting scheme and one which further cements our relationship with Mounts Bay Academy and builds on our existing project experience gained via the AMSandDS framework"
Jeremy Mears, Faithful+Gould Project Lead
The superstructure was constructed by a specialist supplier in Finland and shipped to the UK for erection by Collinson Plc. It covers two tennis courts and a multi-use games area and provides vital covered activity space for the Academy.
The re-design has provided additional storage to allow equipment to be stored away from the main playing surface and colours have been inspired by the contrasting blue courts from the Australian Open tennis tournament.
Jeremy Mears, project lead from the Exeter office says: "We were delighted to be involved in such an exciting scheme and one which further cements our relationship with Mounts Bay Academy and builds on our existing project experience gained via the AMSandDS framework"