The Hurlingham Club commissioned us and David Morley Architects (DMA) to develop proposals for their new Racquet Centre.
The Hurlingham Club is a private members club located adjacent to the River Thames in Metropolitan Open Land. It is within a Conservation Area and there are important listed buildings on the site. The Club is also home to numerous fine trees, which support important bat colonies.
The multi-million pound project included four tennis courts and four squash courts, a multiple use games area and high-end changing facilities. Due to the sensitive nature of the site, our work involved extensive pre-application discussions with a wide stakeholder group.
LUC worked closely with Club Officials and DMA to co-ordinate the submission of the planning application. We also devised associated landscape design to integrate the building into the exclusive grounds of the Club, retaining existing mature trees and minimising the impact of construction works. Our bat specialists carried out surveys to avoid ecological impacts. The new structure includes state-of-the-art green technology to minimise energy requirements.