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The RFU Centre for Athletic Development

VolkerFitzpatrick delivers The Rugby Football Union’s new state-of-the-art elite training centre at Pennyhill Park - official home of the England Rugby Union Team

  • Design and build contract, for a 29,000ft2 world-class rugby training facility
  • Sports hall with third generation (3G) indoor pitch, professional gymnasium, sprint track, changing rooms and showers
  • Steel frame superstructure and piled foundations
  • Envelope combines traditional brickwork with contemporary Trespa panelling and feature corner windows
  • Built-up roof system with over-pitch roof lights
  • Acoustic enhancements comprise a perforated soundproof internal liner
  • Special security measures include roller shutters, sliding doors, and mesh screens
  • Achieved a Considerate Constructors Scheme ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ certificate