In the early years of the Lottery Sport Fund St Paul's Sports Academy broke the mould for new build inner city sports centres. Following 18 months of detailed community consultation designed and coordinated by gcp the community supported the idea for a centre with high environmental performance standard and a layout that integrated Cabot Primary School who shared the site.
Located adjacent to the M32 on the way in to central Bristol, the scheme was designed for Bristol City Council with advice from their leisure centre contractor. It was the first new the dual use sports centre on a primary school site for many years and a was the first sports project in the UK to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.
gcp joined a celebration party just before Christmas with many of the original team and provided a display that charted the history of the site following the riots in the early 1980's through to the present day.
The scheme was awarded a local Civic Trust Award in 2004.
Click here for a tour of the centre.