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Copyright Kippa Matthews
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Scunthorpe Sports Academy ‘The Pods’

Jun 2011

Affectionately known as ’Scunthorpe Pods’, the Scunthorpe Sports Academy is the jewel in North Lincolnshire Borough Council’s leisure crown.

Working in collaboration with Andrew Wright Associates, SPACE & PLACE delivered a leisure masterplan, feasibility study and design which completed in the summer of 2011.

A key focus of the project was to create a unique and sustainable conceptual project incorporating the wider community by also accounting for reinvigoration works for neighbouring Central Park.

By improving the landscape design and adding new wetland areas, an East to West Boulevard and wildlife corridor through the park, S&P’s vision developed the centre and created an individual and contemporary landscape design.

Recognised as a runner-up in the culture category for ’Make a Difference in Yorkshire and Humber’ awards, winner of a Green Apple Award for Sustainability, a Public Realm Award and the Best Community Project by the LABC Building Excellence Awards, it is recognised as an innovative and contemporary architectural design.

  • Community
  • Leisure
  • Sport