Phase 1 of new sports facilities for Redmaids’ are now underway
The Lawns site was purchased by Redmaids’ High School in 2017 for student use, with a continued emphasis on community access.
The school has recently appointed Verde Recreo, a local firm of specialists in sports design and construction who, along with award-winning architects O’Leary Goss, are working hard to realise the school’s vision for the sports site.
Head of Redmaids’ High School Paul Dwyer said, “After a year that has asked much from all members of our community and seen us pause and reflect on the best way to realise our ambitions with this project, we are excited to be able to look to the horizon. These kind of facilities will benefit all students across the Junior, Senior and Sixth Form at Redmaids’ High for many years to come.”
Phase one will primarily focus on the creation of a brand-new international hockey federation standard pitch, ready for use at the start of the 2021/22 academic year.
Redmaids’ High director of sport, Claire Maggs, has been leading the school’s sports teams to fantastic achievements across all sports, and these vital investments will ensure momentum continues in the right direction.
Maggs said, “This is a fantastic development for the students of Redmaids’ High as well as for the wider community. Sport at the school has been going from strength to strength, and this incredible ground will enable greater access to sport for all our student body.”
James Jenkins, director of Verde Recreo adds, “After getting to know the school, we are delighted to have assisted in bringing this project to life. We can’t wait to see the next generation grow and develop on this superb facility.”
The school is working closely with Cribbs Sports and Social Club, who are remaining on site, as well as Cribbs FC who are continuing to use The Lawns as their home site.
Further phases will see a new sports pavilion, netball courts and athletics provision.