Houchin Fields

  • Project Type: Public
  • Client: SV Inns Ltd
  • Status: RIBA Stage 2
  • Location: Ashford, Kent

Sports and leisure park.

The proposal is for a new sports & leisure park located in central Kent close to the International railway station. The park is designed primarily for sport and leisure purposes with a wide variety of facilities designed to international competition standards.

The site comprises a beach volley ball centre, a multi-use sports hall (to Sport England standards), a trampoline centre, golf centre and full size 4G sports pitch. The site also has shops, a hotel and a pub restaurant to service the sports buildings and wider site.

The park is designed to have an overarching architectural theme to differentiate itself from standard leisure parks. The buildings are varied in their scale and typology with consistent timber detailing to tie all of the structures together as part of a larger and coherent family of buildings in an edge of town setting