Rubb’s flair for architectural details is clearly displayed by Blue Flames Sporting Club’s indoor netball facility at Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Blue Flames’ reverse curved roof provided a construction challenge, with Rubb having to ensure a seamless curve on both the steel framework and the PVC cladding.
One of the key features of these indoor netball facilities is the natural light allowed in through the semi-translucent roof.
This natural lighting not only saves on energy costs but also provides a lighter, brighter and more appealing sports activity environment than other structures. The 47m span x 66m long Blue Flames multi sports netball facility stands adjacent to the Newcastle United Indoor Football Centre, another one of Rubb’s premier sports structures.
10 / 2007