Exeter College Sports Hall

Sports Hall

Works continue apace on the new sports hall in Victoria Yard off Queen Street in central Exeter. Engineering challenges with a landfill site and an existing surface water culvert lying 16.0m below the building footprint, meant careful consideration of the building substructures. A continuous flight augered pile system was used to support a two-way spanning flat slab to create the main Sports Hall area, with a bespoke layout of groundbeams required to bridge over the deep lying culvert as it traversed diagonally across the building. Due for completion in summer 2015, the Sports Hall will provide Exeter College with a first class sports facility for hosting regional competitions in a number of differing events.