West Park Academy, Darlington Sports Hall & Glazed Link Corridor

West Park Academy is a primary school located on the outskirts of Darlington, it was awarded academy status in July 2011. Harkin Associates were approached to provide proposals for a new multi-purpose sports hall within the school grounds. The resulting scheme would deliver a 160m2 sports hall along with boys & girls changing areas, disabled w.c & shower facilities & an office. A new glazed link corridor would provide covered access from the school. The external finishes & materials are designed to be as sympathetic to the existing school buildings as possible & external landscaping helps to successfully integrate the new sports hall in to its surroundings.