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Hydrock delivering world-class rugby club training facility for Bristol Bears

8th Aug 2019

Our multi-disciplinary engineering services are supporting the delivery of a world-class training facility for Bristol Bears, one of England’s top professional rugby clubs. With an emphasis on energy efficiency and low carbon emissions, our structural and building services design is creating a world-class facility that enables Bristol Bears to recruit the game’s top talent, attracted by dedicated facilities.

The new club will include a two-storey training pavilion containing a gym, changing rooms, two hybrid grass pitches, medical facilities, and office accommodation for the club’s staff. The project also includes a 4,000m² indoor training barn.

Hydrock has delivered the detailed design and assisted with closing out reserved matters following the successful planning submission. Our multi-disciplinary approach has included geo-environmental investigations on the former landfill site - including site investigations to help de-risk the site and inform the subsequent foundation design - civil and structural engineering of the foundations and the steel framed training barn, a wide range of building services engineering, including M&E and early stage acoustics, and a technical advisory role.

Located on the edge of Bristol, the new state-of-the-art Bristol Bears training facility is due for completion in spring 2020.