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NEPTUNUS - Dutch Olympians Train In New Neptunus Sports Facilities

As the official temporary structures supplier to the Netherlands Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF), Neptunus has added two new semi-permanent structures to the Dutch Olympic training facility in Papendal, ahead of next year’s Olympic Games in the UK.

Located in Arnhem, in the Netherlands, the National Sports Centre is the meeting place and training location for the country’s elite sports men and women. The facilities are suitable for athletics, football, golf and virtually all indoor sports.

Papendal required additional space to accommodate a wider range of sports with different sports leagues and a new sports education programme. This required NOC*NSF to be flexible in commissioning any buildings as they could not predict the length of the agreements. In addition, the committee required a sustainable structure so they enlisted Neptunus - the temporary building specialist - to install the two new structures.

Neptunus engineers built two linked energy efficient semi-permanent Flexolution structures to form over 3,000 sq m of space, a 1,728 sq m purpose built table tennis hall, and a 1,224 sq m general training room.

The durable sports halls at Papendal are constructed from aluminium columns and laminated wooden trusses with insulated sandwich panels so that heat loss is minimised and noise is reduced.

The Neptunus team built the halls in just a few weeks under strict time constraints. Not only can the structures be built quickly but they can be just as quickly dismantled when no longer required and then the materials can be reused for other projects emphasising Neptunus’ environmentally sustainable policy.

Last year Neptunus installed a number of all-weather high-quality temporary structures to allow NOC*NSF’s top athletes to train all year round. This included three semi-permanent Evolution structures with a custom-made 1,300 sq m sprint hall. A 1,125 sq m multi-purpose hall with a side wall height of 13m caters for a range of sports including badminton and volleyball with special wall panels fitted to improve the venue’s acoustics.

Flexolution is the most energy efficient semi-permanent structure currently available in today’s market. The new structure boasts superior acoustic and thermal properties and offers an A-Rated energy performance under the EU Energy Performance in Buildings Directive.

Externally the bespoke structure, available in a range of colours, can be tailored and branded to either blend in with the surroundings or make a statement. The building dimensions are designed to be flexible to suit individual client needs and create optimum space. It is sustainable and materials can be easily reused thus reducing a company’s carbon footprint.

Neptunus also provides customised packages including the entire fit-out of the sports hall including flooring, lighting, heating and ventilation and security systems.

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