Leisure and Sports
Burrell Foley Fischer prepared a masterplan for UWC Atlantic College in 2013. The college estate comprises 160 acres with a medieval castle at its heart and a foreshore on the Bristol Channel. A new sports hall is the first of the buildings to be implemented within the framework of the masterplan and will be completed in 2015. The main four-court hall will be large enough to accommodate five-a-side football played at competitive level. A café opens out onto external terraces where long views towards the Bristol Channel can be enjoyed. Though the main hall has a clear height of 7.5 metres to comply with Sports England standards, it appears to be only a single storey high when viewed from the Grade I listed St. Donat’s Castle. A green roof, conceived as a ‘parterre’, ensures that the roof blends into the existing historic terraced layout of the grounds in that part of the estate.