Located in North West Leeds, the brief was to provide a 21,000 sqft club house to accommodate the clubs wide range of teams, ancillary accommodation and open-plan function rooms plus Club Bar on first floor.

The architectural solution is derived from the context of the site, minimising the impact on Green Belt and neighbouring properties. All works were carried out on site, whilst maintaining the existing clubhouse facilities. Materiality was key to the schemes success, with a natural sandstone plinth and red cedar cladding.

The Club house orientation maximised the spectator’s views on the large external balcony on the first floor level overlooking 1st XV pitch and allowed the first floor function uninterrupted views of rugby pitches. The changing facilities set-up accommodates multiple age groups simultaneously.

The scheme was nationally recognised when Stuart Lancaster chose the site as the England RUFC Squad training camp, and when West Park Leeds RUFC hosted Canada’s National Squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Malcolm Kilvington, Chairman of West Park Leeds RUFC commented during the 2015 Rugby World Cup build up

“After a major upgrade to the grounds and clubhouse in 2008, the England senior squad have regularly used the club as a training base. We look forward to welcoming Canada in 2015 and it is a testament to the facilities that the members have developed at the club that the highest competition in the game is again coming to Bramhope.”