The Lionesses made history at the weekend securing their place in the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. An amazing achievement for which they should rightfully be proud, and very soon, back at St George’s Park National Football Centre in Burton on Trent, the home of The FA and the 23 England teams, a new logistics, storage and ground maintenance centre will be joining their state-of-the-art facilities.
Designed by HSSP Architects, the new two storey building brings together various on-site functions to create a singular hub that is both stylish and practical.
The clever design allows for delivery vehicles to drive into the warehouse area, to load or unload fully under cover, and continue to the exit in the same straight direction, thereby creating an efficient and safe logistics process.
Predominantly clad in profiled metal sheeting in red and blue colourways, and contrasted with composite cladding in various blue, red, grey and white hues to reflect the national football team colours, it gives the building a striking look and a strong identity.
Sustainability and environmental impact have naturally been borne into the design considerations to regenerate the elected site, and measures to help reduce operational carbon, embodied carbon and water usage have been incorporated. The effect on users and staff has been given attention as well, with features and elements included to create good health and wellbeing.
We very much look forward to seeing this centre come to fruition, and to know that we and all the team involved with the project, will be supporting The FA and our footballing heroes to concur their future sporting endeavours.
By HSSP Architects