• 26th April 2017

Richmond College and RTS to consult residents on new state of the art sports facility

Richmond College and RTS to consult residents on new state of the art sports facility

Teddington Residents are invited to have their say on the detailed designs of a new Sports Building that will be at the heart of the new Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus.

Building work is already well underway on the creation of new buildings for The Richmond upon Thames School (RTS) and purpose-built accommodation for Clarendon Special Needs School. Work on Richmond upon Thames College’s new main building will start later this year followed by the construction of Haymarket’s new “tech hub” and digital media incubator.

As part of the development, outline Planning Permission has already been granted for a new Sports Building. The facility will be jointly run by both the College and RTS. It will feature: two sports halls, an activity studio, sports and fitness gym and a sports lab.

Richmond College and RTS are now consulting on proposals for the ‘Reserved Matters’ stage of Planning for this building. This consultation will consider external elevations, landscaping, parking, materials and construction access.

In addition, the partnership is keen to hear from residents their views on how the new Sports Building can benefit the local community.

It is hoped that the construction of the Sports Building would commence in January 2019.

Kelly Dooley, Headteacher of The Richmond upon Thames School, said:

“We have worked hard to design a Sports Building that we believe will be world-class, offering state-of-the-art facilities. We hope it will become a focus of sporting achievement for all the young people educated at the College and RTS.

“We also hope that the building will benefit the wider community and, in time the facilities will be available to local groups and organisations.”

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