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BACA, Falmer

The Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre is a new build state of the art facility constructed for the Aldridge Cricket Academy.  

The specialist centre includes:

  • three lanes of cricket nets with full run ups
  • full service gym for strength and conditioning
  • physiotherapy room
  • a Sussex Premier League standard cricket square
  • Changing rooms
  • Viewing gallery

The Clients brief was to design the Cricket Academy to standards similar to a National training facility. The building has been designed in compliance with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) recommendations. One of the more stringent design criteria is to achieve lighting levels in excess of 1000 lux within the main cricket hall. This was achieved by the installation of 48 high bay LED luminaires, centred on each of the three run ups within the cricket hall.

The new development utilises a number of low energy technologies to provide a cutting edge, low energy training facility.

Natural ventilation is utilised within the development to provide free cooling and fresh air in the main cricket hall.  This strategy negates any running costs of a forced air ventilation system and minimises future maintenance costs.  Delta Green worked closely with the Architect and design team to conceal ventilation louvres within the external building façade, the final arrangement of louvres and cladding blended in seamlessly with the Architects chosen colour scheme to provide a discrete installation.

Low energy LED lighting is installed throughout the building, minimising energy use and reducing energy costs. This system is enhanced by the installation of intelligent lighting controls, to further reduce power consumption in the building. This is achieved by automatically switching on lighting when areas of the building are in use and automatically off when areas are vacant.

VUE Darlington

VUE Darlington is a state of the art 9 screen multiplex cinema forming part VUE Internationals global cinema estate. The new £4.6 million venue contains 1,424 seats including VIP seats. 

VUE Darlington forms part of the new £30 million Feethams leisure destination. VUE Darlington opened for trading in June 2016.

Delta Green carried out full design duties of Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health Services throughout the new build multiplex Cinema at VUE Darlington.

The Cinema is equipped with Sony 4K digital projectors accompanied by Dolby 7.1 surround sound, offering viewers an immersive audio visual experience.

Delta Green were involved in the project throughout all stages of the construction process; conceptual design, detailed design, construction and commissioning.

Delta Green were party to initial negotiations with the shell developer to agree plant space and builderswork provision. Ensuring this is co-ordinated in this type of building is particularly important due to the number and size of air handling plant servicing the cinema.

Low energy LED lighting is employed throughout the building. A building wide lighting controls system is installed with functionality to automatically control the entire cinema, individual auditoria and external lighting.

Saltdean Lido, Brighton

Saltdean Lido is one of the finest remaining examples of modernist lidos in the UK being Grade 2 Listed.  

Local residents have set up the Community Interest Company (CIC) and successfully secured a 60-year lease from Brighton & Hove City Council (the freeholders) to operate the lido site.

Delta Green have worked for the CIC since 2012 initially developing the masterplan for the site.  The project has subsequently been split into several phases.

The building project commenced in 2015 and by Spring 2017 the swimming pool and children’s swimming pool will finally re-open to the general public.  Delta Green have been involved in the Building Engineering Services within the pool plantroom and the provision of incoming statutory services to it.

With the wider project team Delta Green have being involved in the development of the design of the central building, which is Grade 2 listed.  It has fallen into disrepair over the last few years.  Delta Green has worked closely with Conran & Partners to develop the materials thermal performance requirements and the natural ventilation of the refurbished building and income from such technologies.  Delta Green has evaluated sustainable technologies, detailing how these would be integrated and provided details of the buildings improved carbon footprint.  The design of the building is currently at RIBA Stage 3 as the team continue to try and obtain an HLF grant for the projects completion.  Subject to funding and planning applications, building works will commence late 2017 with an estimated re-opening date of 2020.