Olympic & Orient welcome for Feel Good Too sports centre

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An Olympic Gold medallist and two Leyton Orient youth system products have opened a new pavilion and sports centre at Ive Farm Sports Ground in East London.

Hockey midfielder Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE opened the Feel Good Too sports centre alongside Orient defender Sam Ling, goalkeeper Charlie Grainger and ribbon cutter Clare Coghill, the leader of Waltham Forest Council.

Richardson-Walsh won gold at the 2016 Rio Games after converting a penalty in the dramatic shootout win over defending Olympic and current world champions Holland.

The £11m scheme in Leyton, masterminded by the main contractor Willmott Dixon is now the new home of the Leyton Orient FC Academy, which has moved from the Score Centre, which will now be redeveloped for housing by Taylor Wimpey.

The Feel Good Too Centre includes two floodlit all-weather pitches, a 60m running track, six volleyball courts, a fitness trail, 40 growing beds and a pavilion with changing rooms and a café.

Access to the pavilion is via three swing gates, and three huge architectural tracked sliding gates, the largest of the 4.5m wide, clad with 358 fencings, forming part of the building walls.

The innovative scheme was designed by Fifth Studio Architects, supplied by steel fencing manufacturer Zaun Ltd and installed by Zaun subsidiary Binns Fencing.

Councillor Coghill said: “This is a great new facility in Leyton that will act as a sports hub for the whole borough, as well as a place where residents can come along to keep fit, take part in sports and make new friends in the local community.”

About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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