Fathom Architects

Community Sports Centre, Barnet

  • LocationBarnet
  • UseLeisure
  • ClientMaccabi London Brady
  • Size1,650sqm 17,800sft

A new five court community sports centre for the popular Maccabi London Brady sports club on a green belt site in north London.

The location demanded a sensitive approach to both massing and façade design, to house a multi-use facility with courts for futsal, netball and badminton.  Following rigorous analysis of Sport England’s codes, we devised a building with three connected volumes to create a logical internal layout including viewing gallery and terrace.  The external skin responds to the landscape with vertical timber slats interspersed with reflective metal fins to draw light and animation into the façade.

Following successful consultation with the club and London Borough of Barnet, planning is due to be submitted early 2018.