Bishopsgate School, Surrey

New 25m indoor swimming pool for teaching and competition swimming for pupils

Bishopsgate School in Englefield Green is a thriving co-educational preparatory school for 330 children aged from 3 to 13. With the old outdoor pool having been out of use for some years, a new indoor year-round facility was needed to add to the children’s educational experience. A site was chosen alongside the existing gymnasium and Pinelog were approached to use their expertise to design a specific layout to fit the available area and to link the pool building to the main school.

  • Greenbelt location with requiring special dispensation during planning process
  • Constructed in timber glulam frame with glulam trusses and beams
  • Vaulted style roof
  • External brickwork and red Russell Grampian interlocking roof tile to match surrounding school buildings
  • Insulated 25m x 8.5m indoor pool with variable depth from 1m to 2m
  • Changing rooms, office and lobby
  • Viewing area for competitions
  • Low energy lighting
  • Heat recovery
  • Ultra-violet water treatment