YMCA Inclusive Sports Facility
- Project Type: Public
- Client: YMCA East Surrey
- Status: Completed
- Location: Redhill, Surrey
This retrofit project has transformed the existing YMCA East Surrey facility to create a Centre of Excellence for disability sport, health and wellbeing.
We were approached by the YMCA in 2013 to investigate the feasibility of a new inclusive sports facility for their Redhill site located within the Metropolitan Green Belt. The project involved both significant refurbishment works of the existing 1990s YMCA building and a large extension to provide a new sports hall on the site of an existing external football pitch. A large area of the existing building was retrofitted to create a connection across two levels to the new hall with a flexible-use viewing gallery and activity room and a suite of accessible changing and consultation facilities.
Working closely with the client and stakeholders, we developed an ambitious brief to provide an exemplar facility to showcase Paralympic sports and further the YMCA’s main focus to provide support and inspiration to those who are vulnerable, have a disability or face disadvantage within the local community.