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Uppingham School Sports Centre


Uppingham School


Bowmer & Kirkland

M&E Value:

£1.9 Million

Completion Date:

October 2013

About The Project:

Uppingham School Sports Centre was designed to be a modern and sustainable sports centre for use by both the school as well as the general public.

The Sports Centre comprises of

  • 25m Swimming Pool
  • 50 Station Fitness Studio
  • 3 Squash Courts
  • Gymnasium
  • 2 Dance Studio’s
  • 6 Court Sports Hall
  • 12 Outdoor Tennis Courts

Derry Building Services have worked closely with Ramboll, the mechanical and electrical consultants to ensure that the buildings are sustainable and have been designed with energy saving in mind.

Some of the energy saving measures which have been utilised include:

  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Natural Ventilation
  • Solar Powered Hot Water Systems
  • PID for lighting and WC extract ventilation.
  • A new gas fired Ener-G CHP plant

The Ener-G CHP plant has been configured to run for 18hrs per day producing usable energy whilst the building is in operation.

After completion, this project was awarded a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ and an Energy Performance Certificate rating of a ‘B’.

Mechanical Scope:

  • Domestic hot and cold water services
  • Sanitary installations and above ground drainage
  • Natural gas distribution
  • LPHW heating
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Natural ventilation
  • VRF air conditioning
  • Building Management System and automatic controls

Electrical Scope:

  • General power
  • Lighting
  • CCTV
  • Fire alarm
  • Mains distribution
  • TV system
  • Telephone and data cabling
  • Lightening protection
  • Disabled alarm system


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