Tensile fabric sports structures

Is a fabric sports structure the right choice for you?

Hello, we’re Collinson Construction. We specialise in sports buildings of all kinds, from fabric to traditional.

Today, we’ll cover the benefits of fabric structures for sport to help you make an informed decision for your project.

This page focuses on fabric structures for sport. For fabric structures in general, check out The Ultimate Guide.

What are fabric sports structures?

Fabric sports facilities are constructed using a metal framework and a fabric membrane.

The membrane is stretched over the framework to create a covered indoor space that’s ambient and weatherproof.

What are the benefits of fabric sports structures?

Combining a tensile structure with modular ancillaries is an effective way to create a multi-use facility. Add fitness suites, classrooms, dance studios and more.

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Fabric structures make affordable sports halls

If you’re looking for an affordable sports hall, fewer materials and faster construction makes a fabric structure the cost-effective choice.

For an even quicker process, opt for a pre-engineered design. Alternatively, your fabric sports structure can be fully customised.

What makes Collinson fabric sports facilities different?

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1.High tensile steel

Some fabric structures use aluminium frameworks.

At Collinson, we use high tensile steel. It’s durable, long-lasting, and has a high strength-to-weight ratio.

Using this type of steel reduces the building’s frame weight by up to 20%.

2.Heavy-duty architectural membrane

A common problem with tensile sports facilities is fabric warp.

We use market-leading membrane that’s not only warp resistant, but also offers greater protection against UV, pollution and moisture.

Using this specially selected membrane also reduces the building’s cladding weight by 85%.

3.Carbon footprint

Because of the weight reductions from the steel and fabric, the groundworks needed to build the sports structure are much less.

The result? A smaller carbon footprint for your sports facility.

4.Experts in tensile sports facilities

With 50+ UK sports projects, including a high number of tensile fabric structures, we’re highly experienced in delivering fabric sports facilities.

Our skilled teams can design, build and fit-out your facility. All you’ll need to do is turn the key.

Fabric sports structure designs

Our fabric structures offer a wide range of design options.

Because our design team are in-house, we can customise everything from the colour of the membrane to the building’s shape and layout.

If you need an affordable sports facility, fast, our experts have pre-engineered and proven designs.

Choose your:

Membrane colour

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Building profile

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Internal fit-out

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Sports equipment

Sports flooring

And more.

Types of fabric sports structure


Ambient environments ideal for sports. Fast, cost-effective and can be custom designed.

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Challenger Plus+™

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

Interested in a fabric sports structure?

Whether you need advice or a price, our team are here to help.

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