Racquet skills rewarded at London’s Hurlingham Club

1 November 2017

Hurlingham Club, Fulham, London - ISG

An ISG racquet centre project at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham, London, has been commended at the Structural Steel Design Awards 2017.

The Racquet Centre is a new sporting facility at the prestigious Hurlingham Club.

The private members' club is recognised throughout the world, and aims to provide modern social and sporting facilities, while retaining a traditional British charm and elegance.

The Structural Steel Design Awards celebrate excellence in the field of steel construction, demonstrating its potential in terms of efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics, sustainability and innovation.

This year's awards were held at the Museum of London on 4 October 2017.

The state-of-the-art Racquet Centre replaced an existing marquee structure and was designed to meet high standards of sustainability, fitting sympathetically into its rural surroundings.

The centre is home to four indoor and two outdoor tennis courts, four squash courts, a multi-use games area and changing facilities.

Construction began in March 2015 and was successfully completed for the official opening in January 2016, attended by British tennis ace, Tim Henman.

With architecturally exposed steel, all processes required highly skilled workmanship, from detailing and connection design through to the fabrication and erection process.

The judges commented: “The detailed yet compact building adds generous new indoor play areas, while meeting the requirement for a low profile at the edge of the Club's grounds.

“The stringent dimensional and technical constraints were answered by well-coordinated structure, services, equipment and enclosure.

"Steelwork again enables elegance and efficiency in modern sports facilities.”

ISG’s regional preconstruction director, Justin Lowe, and regional engineering director, Tim Sullivan, joined representatives from the client, David Morley Architects, Price & Myers and Billington/Tubecon to receive the commendation on behalf of ISG at the event.