Nottingham University commissioned FaulknerBrowns to design an 8 lane, 25m pool to compliment its existing sports provision on the university campus. The university recognised that to attract and retain the highest calibre of academic staff and students, it had to provide a combination of high quality academic facilities with modern support accommodation. The new pool facility compliments the existing dry sports hall to provide sports facilities for all of the university population.
The site for the project was very sensitive as the pool sits in an established very mature landscaped park. The design responds to this context by creating a pavillion in the park which is extensively used by staff and students of the university.