brentford fc academy
To meet the revised FA’s Elite Players Performance Plan requirements for academies, Brentford are locating their new indoor training academy on the grounds of Uxbridge High School. The ‘covered’ 50yrd x 60yrd pitch consists of a steel portal frame and the facades and roof are insulated to give an enhanced playing environment compared to a fabric structure.
Also to maximise the amount of natural daylight into the building, the top half of each elevation has polycarbonate cladding. There is also an accommodation block inside the structure that houses changing rooms, and gym, two classrooms and a parents viewing area.
The scheme has been designed to allow for future expansion, for both the club in terms of the pitch and facilities, but also for the school as additional classrooms can be easily added on top of the single storey accommodation block.