Sport Year-Round: Illuminating a New Sports Centre at Sherbourne School
Founded in 705 and in continuous operation for over 1300 years, Sherborne School is an independent boarding school located in Dorset. The school recently undertook an extensive expansion and remodelling of their sports centre.
“Throughout Sherborne’s long history, sports has always formed an integral part of the School’s life, giving pupils valuable experience in the art of winning and losing, and of participating in a team sport. The building of a centre of sporting excellence is a welcome sign of the school’s continuing commitment to maintain sport as an important part of the curriculum and is fully endorsed by the Sherborne Pilgrims.”
Ed Lyons, President, Sherborne Pilgrims
The centre will consist of two sports halls for activities including basketball, squash, hockey, badminton and climbing. To bring more natural light into the space, Sherborne School enlisted the help of Sunsquare.
Sunsquare is known for a lot of reasons: our innovative designs, our bespoke capabilities and our attention to quality and detail all set us apart. For this particular project, Sherborne School needed unique designs that would illuminate the space and stand up to elements such as weather, accidents and young boys. With high-quality technological offerings and as the only BSI kitemarked skylight, Sunsquare was chosen over companies such as Velux, Lonsdale and Lorraine.
In addition to the high specifications set out by the client and contractors, Sunsquare was able to manufacture and supply the necessary upstands in advance. This assisted the contractor with his roofing and weathering program.
Walters & Cohen Architects
CWCT Class 2 NON Fragile skylight system
Since 2004, Sunsquare Limited has been pioneering skylight designs, always aiming for the highest possible specification. With core offerings of fixed and opening skylights, rooflights and walk-on products for flat roofs, Sunsquare provides natural light and ventilation solutions for both domestic and commercial buildings. Based in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, with 45 staff, Sunsquare is one of the country’s leading skylight manufacturers.