18 Jun 2021
Southern Green was initially appointed by Watford Borough Council (WBC) to develop a masterplan and feasibility study to enhance the existing sporting.
Following a competitive tender process, Southern Green Ltd is delighted to be appointed as lead consultant working alongside Xsite Architecture & wider design team to design and deliver a new £6.3m Community Sports Hub Village on the western part of the Woodside site. The principles of the scheme aim to provide flagship up-to date accessible facilities for cricket, football and boxing catering for participants of all ages, abilities and all genders. Further details can be found on WBC’s website on the following link.
The Community Sports Hub Village will include community spaces, community café, modern accessible changing facilities and a new multi-purpose community hall. The design solutions aim to inject new life into the existing historic buildings and external areas, combining new build with remodelling and sensitive restoration. The relocation of the existing maintenance depot and welfare facilities will make it possible to allow the community to benefit from the restored Victorian Stable yard complex, which will be repurposed as a flexible courtyard space with capacity for small events. External works will also comprise of creating new adventurous play zones, enhancing the parkland setting, improvement to site infrastructure with new circulation routes and improved parking provision. The overarching design objective is to create an attractive destination site which complements the offer of the adjacent leisure centre site.
Southern Green is very proud to have been responsible for delivering in excess of £10.9m of work across the Borough in the last six years. Most recently this included the completion of Oxhey Activity Park.
Building renders provided by Xsite Architecture.