Murray House

ClientNewcastle United Foundation

LocationNewcastle

Project TypeLeisure

Value£6.5m

Area3,860sqm

The requirement was for a new build three storey sports and office facility for Newcastle United Foundation.  The scheme obtained planning approval in June 2020.

The building includes a four court sports hall, U8 mini soccer roof top pitch, an activity studio, a spin studio, two dividable classrooms, a STEM classroom and an open plan office space.

A glazed façade into the social space at the building’s main entrance and into the studios and office supports the client aspiration for a transparent building, which would allow users and the wider community to engage with the work of the charity.

“This building is not just about the bricks and mortar.  It’s about making people believe they can become what they want to be.  It’s about education, the classrooms that provide people with the opportunity to learn, the digital hub that we will have, and the four courts in the sports hall, the fitness centre, events space — this is about excellence in every area of life.”

Shola Ameobi, former Newcastle United footballer and NUFC Foundation patron