Founded in 1440 by King Henry VI, Eton College is the worlds best known public school. Standards are very high and were delighted to be asked to provide a temporary gymnasium on the artificial playing field. Fews specialise in temporary gymnasiums, and this project was an opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities.
The structure we built consisted of a 15 metre x 35 metre clearspan aluminium frame on a 3 metre leg. To guarantee comfortable use throughout the winter months we fitted insulated 40mm sandwich panel walls, glass panel walls and glazed double doors.
The roof consisted of a double skin thermo PVC sheet to provide insulation and eliminate condensation – a very important part of the specification for this type of usage.
A raised level floor able to support some heavy loads and physical activity was necessary, therefore a cassette ring beam floor system was installed at a height of 155mm.
Access ramps and rails were fitted to all doors on the front with access platforms and rails on the side entrances.
A total of 64 x 1000kg concrete weights were used to anchor the structures, each covered for safety and aesthetics.
Power was handled through a 125amp 3 phase distribution board, feeding 20 wall-mounted 13 amp double sockets.
This was an important project for a prestigious institution, one which we were proud to be a part of and complete to the client’s satisfaction.
Photography – Stuart Myers Photography