Inspiring new sports facilities for Withington Girls’ School

Posted on August 30th, 2017

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Withington Girls’ School in Fallowfield, Manchester, has appointed John Turner Construction to create more space and improve the quality of their sporting facilities with an extension to the sports hall.

A new two storey extension will provide the school with a dedicated sports entrance and reception area, an expanded fitness suite, a multi-use space, two changing suites and associated administration and social spaces.

Club-style changing rooms on the ground floor will be created for outdoor sports allowing direct access to the playing fields with existing changing rooms being upgraded and improved.

The fitness suite on the first floor will accommodate training and conditioning equipment for classes and the sports team and there will also be a multi-use space for activities such as dance, martial arts, yoga and zumba.

Refurbishment and modernisation of the existing sports hall will create a refreshed and bright look.  The acoustics will be improved and there will be the option to partition the space so that more than one activity can take place simultaneously. This will provide space for when adverse weather conditions prevent PE lessons from being outside.

Viewing galleries will be created and hospitality improved for visiting teams, spectators and parents.

Founded in 1890 by a group of Manchester families who wanted the same educational prospects for their daughters as were already available for their sons, Withington is a leading independent day school for girls aged 7 to 18.

With 125 girls in the junior school and 540 in the senior, Withington Girls’ School has an outstanding record of academic achievement which is complemented by an extensive range of extra curricular opportunities. The 125 year old girls’ school offers academic, cultural, sporting and social opportunities.

The school will remain occupied and operational throughout the 33 week project with some of the works being carried out during the summer holiday.