As Seen on BBC Wiltshire
The glulam arcs looked glorious in the winter sunshine as each of them was carefully installed to form the framework for the indoor football facilities, which have been designed to accommodate two artificial 5-a-side pitches. There are seven arcs in total and each one takes roughly three days to install depending on the weather conditions – one day to lift into position and two days to drill them in securely. Glulam engineered wood has huge aesthetic appeal as a building material but this is not compromised by strength. Glulam is in fact extremely robust and since it is also a natural renewable and recyclable resource, it is becoming an increasingly popular eco-conscious choice.
The glulam is now only visible from the inside as the cover has been lifted and tensioned but the sight is no less spectacular from here as natural light is able to permeate through the fabric.
We love how STFC Community Foundation have opted to customise the dome in memory of a Swindon Town fan who bequeathed his estate to the football club under the stipulation that it should be used to benefit the local community!
Welland Park Academy
The steel cladding is all in place and looks spectacular in the different tones of green but this project is not only unique because of the external visual effect. It is the first time we have used local tradesmen for each stage of the build rather than our own team. This has helped to reduce the client’s budget and our own carbon footprint. We’re now progressing swiftly with the internal fit-out including the laser laid tarmac, heating, changing rooms and have just added topsoil to the outside edges, ready for seeding.
This pharmaceutical company based in Dartford has got a new cover for an old retractable canopy they use for goods in and out. No new front concertina curtains were required so we were able to complete the job in just one and a half days meaning there was minimal impact on their operation.
Meanwhile, at the Moray Sports Centre…
…the frame has arrived!