Unitas Youth Zone, Barnet
HL were appointed as the Structural and Civil Engineers to deliver this £5 million project. Unitas Youth Zone is a purpose built facility for young people aged between 8-19 and up to 25 for those with disabilities, built using the OnSide Youth Zone 21st Century Youth Facility Model.
The two storey Youth Zone building includes a sports hall, kick pitch and climbing wall and is designed for local young people to enjoy leisure time, raise aspirations and build confidence.
HL provided a viable structural solution which accommodates a roof top kick pitch and provided detailed designs to address waterproofing and insulation issues. Unitas Youth Zone is located on Montrose Playing Fields in Burnt Oak and forms part of the regeneration of the area. The site is constrained by soil with ground heaving issues which required structural advice from HL. A cost effective substructure was designed to mitigate the ground heaving problems of the site.