Shooting for sustainability at Worcester International Hockey Centre

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2023-05-02 14:12:59

The Worcester Hockey Club needed a state-of-the-art facility to offer the team their own space which required a purpose-built clubhouse to serve its members and supporters. The club’s new building was planned as a joint venture with the Royal Grammar School, Worcester. Modular building developer, Blossom Homes, was tasked with creating the new hockey pavilion.


The Challenge

Comprising eight changing rooms with shower facilitates and a club room with a kitchen, the new pavilion needed to withstand large volumes of water at one given time, especially following matches and training sessions. Blossom Homes was eager to apply its method to a commercial space. This new challenge allowed the developer to showcase the extent to which modular construction can be utilised and the wider sustainability benefits that it has in commercial builds. 


Press-fit Pipe for a Quick Installation

Products from leading plumbing and drainage manufacturer Wavin, were specified throughout the building to help provide an efficient system that was robust and resilient enough to manage the high demand. The Blossom team knew Wavin products could meet both quality and sustainability credentials required for the build. 

To facilitate a faster installation, the team selected Wavin Tigris K1 press-fit system that was well suited to the building’s primary circulation system. This high-performance, composite pipe system can be swiftly installed, saving both money and time. 


End to end support​ 

Wavin supported Blossom Homes by providing installation training, technical information, and consultation where required. This high level of services allowed contractors to confidently work with Wavin products and reduce delays. Elsewhere, Wavin Osma Compact Soil and Waste systems were installed to provide a comprehensive solution to manage wastewater. These pipes are produced with Recycore Technology, which uses the highest amount of recycled PVC without compromising on quality. 

Sustainability in the built environment​

At Wavin, we understand the importance of sustainability within the built environment, and our systems are designed to support projects that meet their net zero targets. With the success of this prototype build, we look forward to seeing how modular builds can support the sector to become more sustainable. Keith Beverley – Key Account Manager at Wavin

Our longstanding relationship with Wavin, the availability of its products, and their sustainable credentials made it the obvious choice when it came to supplying the club’s water management system. Steve Kerrigan – Director at Blossom Homes

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