Client: Stamford Endowed Schools
Location: Stamford, Lincolnshire
Sector: Sports / Education
Stamford School was originally founded in 1532 in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Today, it is part of the Stamford Endowed Schools, a leading independent group of three schools for boys and girls aged 2-18.
GSSArchitecture were commissioned by the School to produce a site-wide masterplan, to locate library/research, sports and performing arts facilities in separate locations around the School campus. This entailed designing a new, purpose-built sports centre, incorporating a 25m indoor pool, changing rooms for the pool and outdoor sports, a fitness suite and a gymnasium, along with sheltered spectator terraces.
The site was particularly challenging in terms of access by large vehicles. As part of the planning application, GSS had to demonstrate in detail how construction traffic would be managed as it accessed the site through the nearby busy narrow streets.
The Principal for the Endowed Schools, Stephen Roberts said, “This is a wonderful new building which makes a striking impact across the playing fields. It offers our students more first-rate facilities and will ensure that sport at the Schools becomes even better.”
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