Anglia Ruskin University: Mildmay Sports Centre

Chelmsford, UK

This first phase of development at Anglia Ruskin University’s new Rivermead Campus includes a student centre, multi-use sports centre, and a landscaped public square.

The new Mildmay Sports Centre building comprises four badminton courts in a multi-use hall with a fitness suite and changing rooms. Externally it uses coloured render and colour-change lighting to dramatic effect.

The building relates closely to the public square which connects to ‘green’ drainage swales before discharging into the River Chelmer, around which the new masterplan (also by WilkinsonEyre) is based.