img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

St John's School Sports Centre, Leatherhead

New build wraparounds give perception of a completely new facility

St John's School Sports Centre, Leatherhead
St John's School Sports Centre, Leatherhead Credit: Diane Auckland

FaulknerBrowns Architects for St John’s School
Contract value: £6.1m 
GIA: 1,736m2 
Cost per m2: £3,508

A dated and failing swimming pool building and temporary classrooms have been replaced with a two storey extension accommodating a new swimming pool, multi-purpose studio and fitness suite. By wrapping the new build elements around two sides of the school’s existing sports hall, the two outward-facing public elevations give the perception of a completely new facility. This move made it possible to retain the existing sports hall building—with minimal refurbishment in a future phase—as well as providing the opportunity for further expansion.

  • St John's School Sports Centre, Leatherhead
    St John's School Sports Centre, Leatherhead Credit: Diane Auckland
  • St John's School Sports Centre, Leatherhead
    St John's School Sports Centre, Leatherhead Credit: Diane Auckland
  • St John's School Sports Centre, Leatherhead
    St John's School Sports Centre, Leatherhead Credit: Diane Auckland
  • St John's School Sports Centre, Leatherhead
    St John's School Sports Centre, Leatherhead Credit: Diane Auckland
1234

Best on Show

Vote now for your favourite RIBA shortlisted building of 2020 in each region

Latest articles