University of Surrey Sports Park
Client: University of Surrey
Having successfully delivered outline planning permission for the University of Surrey’s master plan for the Manor Park campus in 2004, Terence O’Rourke has continued to assist the university in the implementation of the master plan through a series of reserved matters permissions.
The sports facilities are a key element of the new campus. The university’s vision included a new modern sports complex with sports halls, a fitness suite, indoor climbing wall, a 50 metre swimming pool, courts for indoor racquet sports, catering facilities, changing rooms, all weather pitches, outdoor games courts and car parking, all located next to new high quality grass pitches that provide a green setting for the campus.
Terence O’Rourke secured reserved matters permission for these facilities, known as the Surrey Sports Park, in a series of applications. The main building opened for use in 2010 along with the outdoor courts, all weather pitches and first terrace of grass pitches, and the final phase of grass pitches were completed for use in 2019. The Sports Park was an official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Training Base, which saw it host 17 nations for training camps. In 2015 it also hosted Italy and Ireland as an approved Rugby World Cup 2015 Team Base.
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