Architect had to ensure two teams could continue playing during project
And Architects has completed a £3.5 million sports centre in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
Thre Creasey Park Community Football Centre involved the creation of a new floodlit full-size artificial turf pitch, new grass pitches, the renovation of an existing lower-league pitch with new flood lights, a BMX track and a new multi-use pavilion.
The pavilion is clad in western red cedar and an anti-vandal aluminium sinusoidal profile to the front and sides, with cedar to the rear facing the main pitch. The aluminium cladding has been installed at 45 degrees as it breaks up the long elevation and picks up changing reflections of light.
The facilities will be used by a neighbouring school, the public and two lower league football clubs - Dunstable Town FC and AFC Dunstable.
Both clubs used the existing facilities on the site - including the original club house and main pitch - for most of the period of the works.
The client was Central Bedfordshire Council.