This new sports facility in the MOL designated Gunnersbury Park in West London forms part of a wider masterplan of heritage, landscape and sports improvements in the park. The development comprises a new sports centre and includes 10No. senior football and rugby pitches, 2No. senior AGP’s, 3No. cricket pitches and rugby pitches and 8No.tennis courts. The project represents the first London example of the Football Foundation and Sport England supported, ‘Parklife Football Hubs Programme’.
The sports centre building is arranged over two storeys and comprises; 8No. team changing rooms & officials changing, multi-sports hall (equivalent to enlarged 5No. badminton court size), 2No. multipurpose exercise studios/flexible community rooms, Brentford FC Community Trust Offices, 80No. station fitness suite and a café.
The design was conceived as three distinct volumes diminishing in scale towards the open playing fields. A raised colonnade to the south and west facades afford external shelter beside the café and to watch cricket under cover.
The façade is clad in a combination of aggregate filled gabion walls, brass coloured metal cladding and painted timber cladding.