• Client: University of East London
  • Scheme: BREEAM Education 2008
  • Target rating: Excellent

This new £21 million sports facility has a fitness centre, strength and conditioning room and two top-spec outdoor 3G five-a-side football pitches plus two indoor arenas and a dance and aerobics studio to cater for everything from Archery to Zumba. During the 2012 Olympics it hosted Team USA.

Southfacing worked with the design team to ensure that all aspects of BREEAM were captured, from PV panels on the roof to low impact materials and protection and enhancement of the local ecological biodiversity. BREEAM Excellent was achieved at both Design Stage and Post Construction.