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The Oratory School Sports Centre

Woodcote

Overview

The Oratory School is a prestigious independent boys' boarding and day school occupying an extensive campus in Woodcote, south Oxfordshire.

The school has currently undergone a £5M re-development for all of its its sports facilities. Feltham Construction were awarded the second phase which included a massive new build with modern changing rooms, an iconic swimming pool with covering, cafe, and other social areas.

Demolition of an old existing swimming pool building was required to make room for the new building. However the school still retained some existing facilities and refurbished them as part of the project.

The new centre has a 25m, five-lane swimming pool with showers, changing rooms, a viewing area and cafe as well as an improved gym. Most of the school sports facilities are open to the public apart from the gym, which has 30 pieces of exercise equipment for exclusive use by pupils.

The new building is named the French Sports Centre after Chris French, a school governor and chairman of its property committee.

In May 2015, Paralympic swimming champion Graham Edmunds opened a the new sports centre.

Client

The Oratory Schools Association


Architect

Gerry Lytle Associates (Guildford)


Value

£3M


Duration

60 weeks