A UK-Leading, Community Focused Facility Designed For The York Bridge Club

An exciting new community-focused building embraces flexibility in use, accessibility, and sustainability to create a new, light-filled, state-of-the-art facility. Previously nestled on Holgate Road, York Bridge Club found itself outgrowing its current space, prompting a quest for a new build venue that would accommodate its expanding membership and cater to the evolving needs of the local community. Our team of architects meticulously designed this purpose-built facility with sustainability, community and long-term cost-effectiveness in mind.

A UK Leading Sports Club Designed To Be Eco-Efficient

The new clubhouse will become one of the leading facilities in the UK and features open-plan flexible space that is accessible to the club’s broad range of members. At the core of our design philosophy is a commitment to maximising solar gain and minimising heat loss. Using advanced insulation and harnessing the power of renewable energy sources, we strive to reduce our environmental impact while ensuring efficient operations.

Enhancing The Local Community, A Sports Club Designed For Inclusivity

Our vision for the new York Bridge Club facility was ambitious yet grounded in the principles of functionality and inclusivity.  Spanning a generous 377m2, the single-storey structure boasts a spacious playing hall, complemented by two dedicated teaching rooms, match rooms, and essential ancillary facilities. External enhancements, including ample parking for 20 vehicles, ensure seamless access for all.


Sport Club Architectural Design Before And After

York Bridge Club Architects Design


The Completed York Bridge Club


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Designing A Functional Space For Multi-Use

Upon entering, you will be greeted by a central hall boasting a stunning vaulted ceiling filled with abundant natural light. The circulation spaces are thoughtfully designed to create a bright and inviting atmosphere. This space’s versatility is truly remarkable, as it can effortlessly cater to national bridge competitions or be subdivided using folding partitions, adapting to the needs of the moment. A flexible design that exemplifies our proficiency as local community and charity architects.

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Architectural Design To Maximise Light

Emphasising intuitive design, the building’s layout prioritises ease of navigation, with the entrance strategically positioned to welcome visitors from the adjacent car park. Meanwhile, service areas discreetly tucked away to the north ensure unobtrusive functionality, allowing the vibrant main hall and teaching spaces to bask in natural light streaming from the south.

A Contemporary Sports Club Design That Embraces Its Heritage

In terms of aesthetics, our design ethos embraces contemporary elegance, blending sleek lines with thoughtful nods to the club’s heritage. Featuring striking winged elements and a central raised facade, the building exudes modernity while paying homage to its roots. High-quality materials such as composite timber cladding, brick, and aluminium windows lend durability and visual appeal, while a projecting roof and brise soleil enhance both aesthetics and environmental performance.

Enhanced Sustainability And Efficiency Through Eco-Architectural Design

Our shared commitment to eco-conscious design shines through every aspect of the project. Every detail is meticulously crafted to minimise environmental impact and maximise efficiency, from exceeding standard insulation requirements to integrating photovoltaics and battery storage for renewable energy. It is powered by state-of-the-art heat recovery ventilation systems, air source heat pumps and 8kw of solar panels and battery storage. By sharing resources with the Acomb Sports Club, we foster long-term sustainability and promote community cohesion and cost-effectiveness.


York Design Awards Winner - Sustainability

In recognition of its innovative design and positive impact on the local landscape, the York Bridge Club facility proudly received the prestigious York Design Awards—an accolade befitting its status as a beacon of architectural excellence and community pride.

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Temple House,
Raglan Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1LE
01904 217190
152-154 Holgate Road,
York , Y024 4DQ