LK2 Architects and LK2 Sport & Leisure have completed work on a new £2m (US$2.9m) state-of-the-art soccer facility in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, close to the site of the BBC’s former Television Centre headquarters.
The 127,000ft² Hammersmith Park Football Centre has been developed to provide much needed sports facilities for the area, and replaces an outdated facility. LK2’s sport and leisure team worked alongside its architects to deliver the scheme.
LK2 acted as the lead consultant, supporting and advising PlayFootball throughout the process – supporting the organization’s development of sustainable links to the local community.
The new center now boasts 10 3G five-a-side football pitches and a community focused pavilion. The single-story pavilion includes a café/bar, a community space, toilets and changing rooms, plus a large number of cycle racks.
LK2 utilized its sport development and design expertise to investigate the area, taking a close look at how the redevelopment could deliver a future-proof facility for the community.
“The Hammersmith Park Football Centre is an incredible new amenity that provides quality fit-for-purpose sports facilities,” said Andy Newman, associate at LK2. “When designing the scheme, key to our strategy was to enhance the quality and accessibility of sport. We worked hard to understand the area and the needs of the community and our design was developed to provide local people with a center that allowed them to experience the positive benefits associated with participating in sport.
“The design and the layout of the scheme strongly supports the community objectives of PlayFootball – to encourage increased engagement with sport in the local area – and we are really pleased to have been a part of something that will enrich the local community for years to come. We are delighted PlayFootball has now become the preferred partner for the local authority too, creating a strong working relationship.”
PlayFootball provides FA-accredited, small-sided, floodlit soccer venues for hire. Steve Bennett at PlayFootball, said of the new facility, “Through the partnership with Hammersmith and Fulham Council, PlayFootball has provided a high-quality, all-weather football facility to benefit the local community. Also key to delivering this fantastic facility were LK2 Architects, which ensured this project continued to move along swiftly with their efficiency, expertise and knowledge.”
May 5, 2016