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Mulroy Architects completes £400k rowing centre

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Mulroy Architects has completed this rowing training facility at an independent school in Oxfordshire

PROJECT DATA 

The new £400,000 single-storey building provides year-round training facilities for Radley College’s rowing teams and is the latest in a series of schemes at the school by the London-based practice formerly known as Andrew Mulroy Architects.

The project includes a rowing tank that mimics the conditions on the river and allows training to take place at any time of the year. 

Teams of up to eight sit in a static row boat in the tank and resistance is provided by water flowing in a double return loop around and under the boat.

The 275m2 steel building has been clad in timber and Kingspan panels which were left over from a previous project at the college.

The scheme is the first phase of a larger project which will also include a circuit training room, space for 20 rowing machines, a viewing gallery for adjacent tennis courts, and new changing facilities. 

Project data 

Location Oxfordshire
Type of project sports facility
Client Radley College
Architect Mulroy Architects
Start on site date August 2014
Completion date July 2015
Gross internal floor area 275m2
Total cost £400,000

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  • Love this design by Mulroy Architects and a great facility for the school.

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