Oriam Sports Performance Centre is Scotland’s national home for football, also serving the national rugby team, and the national home for the governing bodies of basketball, handball, squash, raquetball and volleyball.
Our work included M&E and acoustic design, along with Soft Landings consultancy.
The vision for the environmental design was to create an inspirational national facility for athletes, coaches and support staff, while minimising environmental impact, and operational and energy cost. The building form and materials were developed to provide extensive natural ventilation and daylighting to reduce the need for mechanical cooling, fan energy and artificial lighting.
The internal environments have been designed and tested to ensure acoustic comfort and speech intelligibility throughout the building.
Max Fordham’s Soft Landings process was applied to all stages of the project, from the early briefing through to the commissioning, completion, handover and aftercare. The result is an exemplar of sustainable design, construction and operation.
Oriam won the award for Project of the Year (Leisure) at the 2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards.