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Sport ISG to build London college facility

ISG has been awarded a con- tract for the construction of a new £3.5m “highly sustain- able” facility at King’s College London’s (KCL) Honor Oak Park sports ground. The BREEAM Excellent-

rated development is designed by Loates-Taylor Shannon Architects and Designers and includes a two-storey brick and block work building. On the ground floor of the

centre will be 10 changing rooms to be used by KCL’s hockey, rugby and football teams, as well as by visiting teams from other universities. Function rooms will also be included among the ground floor facilities, while the first floor is to feature a viewing gal- lery with an open plan design. Te building is located adjacent to one of

two artificial pitches installed in the first phase of redevelopment at the ground, while the site

Te “highly sustainable” building will boast a first floor viewing gallery

also extends across a former Roman road. Archaeologists will be working with ISG, doc- umenting any remains that are unearthed. Stuart Deverill, ISG managing director-Lon-

don, said: “Te project reflects King’s College London’s core focus on quality and environ- mental sustainability.” Details:

Work starts on artificial pitch at Berkshire rugby club

Work has now started on the installation of one of the country’s “first club-based artificial pitches” at Braywick Sports Ground – home of Maidenhead Rugby Club in Berkshire. Greenfields has been appointed to deliver the £575,000 project, which is part-funded by the

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) using developer contributions. The Rugby Football Union’s Capital

Investment Fund has also invested £240,000 in the installation of the new artificial pitch. Details:

LTA and TFF join forces to promote tennis

Te Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Tennis for Free (TFF) have announced a joint partnership deal to help increase UK participation. Te programme will include

a combination of capital and revenue investment by the LTA to improve tennis facili- ties and initiatives on offer to help attract new players. Facilities that qualify for

extra LTA funding will then benefit from TFF working with local coaches to provide free tennis coaching. Roger Draper, chief executive of the LTA,

Te aim of the joint partnership is to increase grassroots participation Paul Jessop, chief executive of TFF, added:

said: “This partnership is part of a wider, affordable, sustainable programme to try to grow tennis. Together we’re exploring how we can work effectively with local authorities to make tennis more inclusive and accessible.”

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“Building grassroots tennis is vital to the future of the game in the UK. We are looking forward to working with the LTA to develop new proj- ects that can make a real difference.” Details:

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