10th Jul 2023
UK Anti-Doping Relocate to SportPark in Loughborough
UK Anti-Doping, the national body responsible for creating a UK-wide environment of confidence in clean sport and the global fight against doping in sport, has moved into a new extension opened recently at SportPark, Loughborough University. We were appointed to fit-out the new space to reflect their brand values and identity.
UK Anti-Doping decided that locating alongside other leading sports bodies at Loughborough University would create the ideal office environment. SportPark is a unique facility that embraces the Passivhaus concept – the only internationally recognised, performance-based energy standard in construction.
Commenting on the move, Philip Bunt, COO from UK Anti-Doping said, “In relocating to SportPark, we are now based in an outstanding, energy-efficient base alongside other mission-driven and innovative sports organisations and also co-located with the UK’s leading university for sport. It is therefore an ideal location to support our future ambitions. Our new base will also enable us to influence athletes and teaching curriculums, work closer with other sports organisations, and attract future talent.”
We have transformed the new office space to create a space fit for purpose in a post-Covid world. UK Anti-Doping recognised that knowledge workers can get tasks done easily at home. Still, this isolated working style meant colleagues missed out on vital opportunities to collaborate and share knowledge across the team. The new location has room for growth with a capacity for over 60 people.
Commenting for Blueprint Interiors, Rachel Biddles added, “In order to be as flexible as possible and meet the individual needs of each member all 24 workstations have rise and fall desks. All meeting rooms have been designed to be multi-functional and highly configurable. There is also a large town hall space area designed for collaboration. This combination of space planning ensures that whatever work is being done, all colleagues have the resources and space to work at their best.”
As a Passivhaus building, sustainability was also a key objective. Working alongside an in-house design team who had set the framework for these key requirements we have used its previous experience of fitting out other spaces within the University campus to help UK Anti-Doping consider their workspace needs and future proof the design as much as possible ready for anticipated growth in their team.