Henry Brothers starts work on £9m sustainable development at Loughborough University

CGI of the proposed new sports pavilion at Loughborough
CGI of the proposed new sports pavilion at Loughborough CGI of the proposed new sports pavilion at Loughborough

SOUTH Derry contractor Henry Brothers has been appointed to build a new £9 million fourth pavilion to expand SportPark at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park.

The four-storey pavilion will be the first Passivhaus development on the university campus, helping Loughborough to decarbonise its estate to meet the government’s zero carbon target by 2050.

It is the latest in a number of projects delivered by Henry Brothers for the university, and builds on its portfolio of sustainable developments.

Ian Taylor, managing director of Henry Brothers Midlands, said: “We're excited to continue our successful on-going relationship with Loughborough, helping to upgrade campus facilities and deliver new projects.

“As a Passivhaus development, SportPark Pavilion 4 builds on our growing portfolio of environmentally sound schemes and will be a fantastic addition to Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park.”

Previously, Nottingham-based Henry Brothers Midlands has delivered the STEMLab, Towers Dining Hall and a £30m refurbishment of the W and S buildings on the Loughborough University campus.

The 2,000 sq m SportPark Pavilion 4, scheduled for completion in winter 2022, presents sports organisations with the unique opportunity to secure environmentally future-proof accommodation, tailored to their needs.

It will enable occupants to reduce their carbon footprint and operating costs thanks to highly efficient heat pumps, opening triple-glazed windows for natural ventilation, solar shading to avoid summer overheating and continuous and well-insulated building fabric to minimise heat loss.

The project will increase by 25 per cent the floorspace of the five-storey building which currently houses the UK’s highest concentration of sports governing bodies and national sports organisations.

SportPark Pavilion 4 will directly support 165 jobs with an additional 157 induced jobs in the wider economy, stimulating further demand to bring sports related organisations and businesses to the region.