Construction progresses on new £5m school sports centre in Kingham

Construction is progressing well on a smart new two-storey sports centre at Kingham Hill School, a co-educational independent day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-18 in Kingham, near Chipping Norton. The new £5m state-of-the-art complex will be available for use by local primary schools, sports club groups and individuals, enhancing sporting provision for the surrounding community.

Our Oxford team are building the complex which will provide space for indoor sports including racquet sports, basketball, football and table tennis. The accommodation includes a four-court sports hall, a squash court, lobby, reception, office, first aid station, and changing rooms. Separate viewing galleries for the squash court, tennis court and outside courts will feature on the second floor, along with a classroom for sports education, a kitchen, and changing room facilities.

“Construction is progressing well on this extremely high-quality new sports complex,” says Jason Fenlon, Beard contracts manager. “It’s going to be a great building with fantastic sports facilities that will benefit both Kingham Hill pupils and the wider local community. We are delighted to be working with the school on this exciting project which is really starting to take shape.”

The new sports centre replaces Kingham Hill’s old and outdated sports hall which no longer meets the school’s sporting requirements. The scheme is our fourth construction project for the school under Kingham Hill’s ‘20/20 Vision’ and long-term campus development masterplan. We recently built the school’s new maths and science complex and refurbished its old science building into common room and changing facilities. We also converted and extended Kingham Hill’s old day house for non-boarders into a new library and study space.

Nick Seward, headmaster at Kingham Hill School says: “I’m delighted that this next phase of our development is underway. Kingham Hill School has established strong links in the local area, with our community football programme for primary school children being a particular highlight. This facility will benefit both our pupils and a wider constituency, and being ahead of schedule thanks to both Beard and the summer weather is also welcome!”

The site is in an Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty and has been sensitively designed to complement the surrounding area.

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