Clydebank Community Sport Hub
Architecture Grand Prix
West Dunbartonshire Council / Clydebank Community Sport Hub
Redevelopment of a near derelict sports centre in Whitecrook, Clydebank for Clydebank Community Sport Hub and West Dunbartonshire Council.
The project involved the partial demolition and extension of an existing gym hall to create a new Community Sport Hub facility. Externally there are redeveloped pitches, allotments, community garden, new landscaping and a new public entrance from the street. The improved public realm along with increased employment is intended to help regenerate the local area.
The building form is simple using a restrained palette of durable materials with a new single-storey skin of brick wrapped around the existing hall and extension to create a new whole. New metal cladding was fitted to the upper part of the gym hall with new double skinned glass clerestory for acoustic separation. The 75m long brick street elevation is animated by a large glazed opening, textured brickwork and precast concrete panel artwork designed in part by local school children.
For more details on Community Sport Hubs visit: https://sportscotland.org.uk/clubs/what-is-a-community-sport-hub/