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The Challenger™ Tensile Sports Facility

For a first-class fabric sports structure, choose Challenger

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High-strength steel frame

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Architectural membrane roof

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Bright play environment

Versatile in design

If you need a fast and reliable solution, our team have pre-developed Challenger designs proven to work for sports.

Alternatively, your Challenger facility can be fully customised.

Flexible in size

Challenger facilities can run up to 100 metres clear span.

Your Challenger could house anything from a single tennis court to a full-sized football pitch.

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1. Inspiring

Even at its most basic, Challenger+ is a modern and elegant structure.

Add graphics, secondary cladding and glazed walls to create a visually stunning façade.

2. Shape

Prefer a curved roof? Choose from a range of profiles to give your building the desired shape.

3. Size

Your Challenger can be any length, with a width from 10 metres to 100 metres.

4. Colour

We use a high-grade membrane available in a range of colours. For a naturally lit internal environment, opt for white or high-translucency grey.

5. Secondary Cladding

Ranging from steel to timber, choose your preferred cladding to enhance security, match existing buildings or simply add to the aesthetic.

6. Branding

Incorporate a logo or graphic design to reinforce company branding.

7. Inside

On the inside, everything from the flooring and walls to the layout can be customised. Our design experts are highly familiar with best practice and governing guidelines.

Turn your Challenger into a multifunctional hub with modular sports ancillaries

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Features of Challenger™

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Natural Light

Because the light-coloured fabric roofs let daylight pass through, your Challenger can be bright and energy efficient.

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BIG Spaces

Your Challenger facility can run up to 100 metres clear span without internal supports, maximising your space

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CE Marked

Your Challenger will be CE marked and designed in accordance with UK Building Regulations

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Adapted to Suit

Create a standalone facility or bring everything under one roof—from changing rooms and showers to fitness suites, offices and social areas

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Fully Customisable

Our expert design team can create your ideal Challenger. Customise the shape, style, membrane colour, glazing, cladding, sports equipment, flooring and more.

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Energy Efficient

As well as natural light, we offer a range of ventilation and environmental control options. Reduce your carbon footprint and energy overheads with a Challenger facility.

“We were familiar with tensile construction and knew it offered excellent value for money.

“We also placed great value on Collinson’s experience in this sector. They guided us through many decisions and we were able to trust their advice in unfamiliar territory, such as acoustics and air handling.

Their experience has been pivotal to the project’s success.”

Andrew Brown, Bursar, St Neot’s Preparatory School

Considering a Challenger structure for your sports project?

Whether you need advice or a quick guide price, we can help

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Prefer a different type of sports structure?

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Challenger Plus+™

Like the Challenger, but with a dual skin insulation system.

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Evolution™

Prefer a non-fabric roof? Meet Evolution.

All Sports Facilities

As specialists, we can deliver any indoor sports and leisure space.