Durrington High School

This sports facility comprises a fully equipped four-court sports hall with internal viewing gallery, as well as an outdoor multi-use games area.

Durrington High School

Expanding the school’s sporting agenda

This project saw Collinson create a state-of-the-art sports facility for Durrington High School. Equipped with nets for games of basketball, netball, badminton and cricket, the two-storey multi-use sports hall comprises a high specification non-slip floor and an impressive internal viewing gallery.

In addition, there’s an outside multi-use games area (MUGA), which is floodlit for all-day use.

The courts have been designed for both tennis and netball, while an outdoor handball court has also been incorporated, allowing the sport to be taught on a full-size court at the school for the first time.


An environmentally friendly solution

Following a tender process, Collinson was successful in being selected as main contractor to carry out the works at Durrington High School.

With a footprint of 880-square-meters, we designed and built the sports hall, which comprises a steel portal frame with roof and wall cladding in a tonal blue colour palette to ensure it’s sympathetic to the surroundings.

Solar panels installed to the roof have also helped the building achieve an EPC rating of -37 and made a significant contribution to the school’s overall energy costs.

Overcoming a challenging site

With limited space to complete the build and restricted access to the site, while also working within a live school environment, Collinson was able to use its deep expertise and experience to deliver this project from the ground up in just 24 weeks.

The handover of the project went incredibly smooth and to programme.


The new sports hall and courts are something I have long planned for and I am absolutely delighted with the finished results.

"These new world-class facilities mean we are providing our students with the very best, which is something I am passionate about in all areas of school life.”

Sue Marooney, Executive Headteacher

Generating a new income stream

The new facilities are proving an asset not only to the students – allowing them to develop their fitness and wellbeing year-round – but also to the school, which is able to generate an income stream by letting the facilities out to the wider community year-round.


The new sports hall is a superb facility for our students. They have all shown such delight when first entering the new space.

"This additional facility means, even on wet weather days during exam seasons, all of our students are able to take part in an active PE lesson in a specialised building, which is especially valuable for our GCSE PE students in year 10.”

Tom Pickford, Director of PE