Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth

Architects: Tate & Hindle Design Ltd. Structural Engineers: Anthony Hunt Associates 4,500m² of deep decking profile 1,200m² of soffit profile

Tate & Hindle designed the Bicentenary Sports Hall at the Royal Masonic School for Girls, featuring the gymnasium using deep decking coated soft white on a 4m grid incorporating a stress design by PDA, in conjunction with the structural engineers. The external roof was stylishly finished in long strip hard metal copper to great effect. Also supplied was a very shallow soffit profile which imitates fine timber planking. Due to the angle of the soffit it was also specified in soft white to eliminate the glare traditionally associated with bright white finishes.