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Surrey Sports Park

Surrey Sports Park, Marvault Rooflights

Brett Martin Daylight Systems' specialist fitting team worked closely with the roofing contractor to install two impressive Marvault barrel vault rooflights on the state of the art facilities at Surrey Sports Park.

The sports facilities are part of the University of Surrey’s Guildford campus and feature a 50m, 8 lane swimming pool, the largest of its kind in the county. A striking 25 metre Marvault rooflight was installed across the width of the pool and certainly adds to the architectural design features.  The swimming pool was built as part of the elite training camp, both for serious athletes and recreational swimmers from the university and the local community.

Sustainability was central to the design of Surrey Sports Park and this has been recognised with the building achieving BREEAM ‘Very Good’ status.  As well as bringing in natural daylight the second Marvault barrel vault, which is an impressive 100m in length and extends almost the full length of the building, was specified with 40 electrically operated vents with wind, rain and temperature sensors to help maintain an acceptable internal temperature and air quality above the main circulation route.

Such is the high quality of facilities at this venue that sports professionals such as the Harlequins Rugby Team train there regularly and it has been chosen as an official training camp for the 2012 Paralympic Games and Olympic Games.  Athletes from the USA, Nigeria, China and many other countries, including GB will take advantage of the superb facilities ensuring the building will be a lasting legacy long after the games.

Supporting the objective to provide the best possible training environment for athletes, the high performance Marvault rooflights were glazed in triple skin 3mm thick solid opal polycarbonate to control solar glare and heat gain whilst providing the necessary privacy for everyone.

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Main Contractor:  Willmott Dixon

Roofing Contractor:  S D Samuels

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