MEA are delighted to be providing Quantity Surveying services to the new MUGA and sports hall project at Guildford County School.
Works are now well underway on improving the sports facilities at Guildford County School and the all-weather, floodlit, artificial grass MUGA was completed ready for the new Autumn term 2018. The next phase is the construction of the new sports hall which is planned to commence in the Spring of 2019.
The project includes the construction of a full size 690m2 sports hall to Sport England standards with new changing spaces, a multi-gym/fitness area, dance studio and storage. The new facilities will enable the School to accommodate the majority of the sport curriculum on site, significantly increasing teaching and learning time while reducing external hire and coach expenses. Additionally it will enable them improve the safety of play and increase the number of sports on offer (including basketball, badminton, volleyball, indoor netball, trampolining, rowing and handball). It will also enable them to host more competitive matches in many sports and cater for a wider ability range.
In addition to the benefits the new facility will bring to the school, it will also provide an accessible city-centre sports hub within walking distance of Guildford mainline railway station, which will be of benefit to community users outside of school hours
We are honoured to have a long standing relationship with Guildford County School following their conversion to an academy in 2013 and have worked together on several successful bids for capital funds to support their continued growth and development.