Case Studies Strathallan School

Strathallan School Students at leading Scottish independent school, Strathallan, have always been fortunate with the range of sports facilities available, with a wealth of outdoor pitches, tennis courts and netball courts along with an indoor hall and gym to choose from. The existing indoor sports hall and gym were becoming dated and as the number of Strathallan pupils had increased, the existing indoor facilities couldn’t accommodate enough students for indoor training when outdoor PE lessons were not an option. Even with the large selection of outdoor courts and pitches available with regular winter temperatures of below freezing in the Perthshire countryside, harsh, icy conditions often rendered these unusable. Changing needs, combined with deteriorating summer climates, marked the turning point for the school to begin re-evaluating their on site facilities and the decision was taken to look at the feasibility of a new indoor facility. With Strathallan School holding the titles for the UK Schools’ Tennis champions in the boys, girls and mixed doubles categories, a major focus for the new facility was to improve year round training for these teams who previously had to make time-consuming trips to other non-school facilities for indoor training. • Strathallan school required a modern, year round training facility • Tensile structure created a clear span space, within budget • New facility is 4 and a half times bigger than schools old sports hall • Divisional netting allows 6 teams to train independently