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Lockleaze Sports Centre, Bristol

Lockleaze Sports Centre is a new community sports centre in Lockleaze, Bristol. O’LearyGoss Architects have been working with Bristol and District Rugby Football Combination since 2013 to help realise their vision of this new home for sport and community activities.

The new sports centre is the first phase of a larger project. The building is sited between two new state-of-the-art 3G pitches giving superb views of football and rugby matches. At ground level the building provides team and changing facilities, all to RFU standards. On the first floor are three linked function rooms with bars which open out onto balconies and a large terrace, all overlooking the new 3G pitches.



Lockleaze Sports Pavilion is Phase 1 of a Sports Complex and Rugby Ground, providing a two-storey club house and changing facilities for general, community and university use in the Lockleaze area of Bristol.



The new facility comprises changing facilities for 8 teams on the ground floor, and a first floor with commercial kitchen, bars and function rooms with external terrace areas overlooking the floodlit sports pitches.



The energy efficient design incorporates VRF heat pump technology as well as a 72 panel, 18kW photovoltaic array contributing towards achieving the Bristol City Council requirement of a 20% reduction in overall building CO2 emissions.



NDC were appointed by Emtec Building Services to undertake the detailed design, validation and thermal modelling of the mechanical and electrical services of the new development, as well as providing design support throughout the construction stage.

The building services comprised high efficiency central boiler plant serving radiant panels and wall louvre heater batteries in the changing room spaces, as well as high output gas-fired water heaters to meet the hot water demand of the commercial kitchen and showers.

LED lighting was provided throughout with automated control to further reduce building operational energy consumption.