Private Gymnasium, Formby

Client Professional Sportsman

Contractor Core Construction NW Ltd

Architects DK Architects

Contract Value £1M

Services Geo-Environmental Services, Civil & Structural Engineering and Principal Designer

Sutcliffe was approached by a professional sportsperson to design a state of the art gymnasium in his private residence in Formby. Our client desired a state-of-the-art structure to reflect his image and blend in with the current design of his extensive property.

We worked closely with the architect in the conceptual design stages of the project. As the budget for the project was generous, a number of structural options were presented to the client, before he opted for a regular grid of columns, irregular beam grids and large cantilevers. This achieved a slim floor with compound steel sections to give the illusion that the gym was floating in the air.

The 2,450m2 sports facility was designed using BIM software and had green considerations in mind. All the construction materials were highly recyclable and locally sourced.

The elegant building exceeded the clients expectations and was completed on time and on budget.