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Whitemoor Haye Lakes Conference and Adventure Centre

The £5m centre is set in extensive grounds which include a 40 acre lake.  The building can accommodate 300 residents and consists of function rooms, a large dining hall, kitchen, lounges and three bedroom wings.  Adventure activities include High Ropes, Abseiling Towers and Canoeing.

BCAL were appointed as civil and structural designers.  The superstructure is a glue laminated timber framed supported by traditional foundations although extensive ground improvement was necessary as the site was a previously backfilled gravel quarry.

The ground had to be built up to ensure the building was out of the flood plain.

Client : Northampton Association of Youth Clubs (NAYC)

Architect : MEB

Structural Engineer : BCAL Consulting

Civil Engineer : BCAL Consulting