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FOLKESTONE SPORTS CENTRE, KENT

External works associated with the refurbishment of an existing sports centre. markhantonStudio were appointed to provide RIBA works stages A-L, inception to completion on site.

The client had a very tight budget for improvements to the externals but wanted the entrance area and car park to be inviting and reflect the quality of the refurbishments inside. This was achieved within a very tight budget, where we were able to guide the client on design and cost issues throughout the development process.

The scheme was completed in October 2010 and opened in a special ceremony by Colin Jackson.

CLIENT
Folkestone Sports Centre

DESIGN TEAM
Saunders Boston Architects

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markhantonStudio were appointed to carry out the design for a new recreational space alongside the Well-being Centre at Folkestone Sports Centre.

The design sought to create a tranquil area for relaxation and conversing by providing a centrally located water feature, bird feeders to encourage wildlife and plenty of seating located around the perimeter.

The inclusive design also involved a giant chess board for the chess club and raised planters to allow members to interact with the garden and create a sense of ownership. The garden was bound together by a mass of sensory planting.

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