14th December 2023

A Triumph of Expertise and Innovation at Poole Grammar School

Celebrating the completion of the state-of-the-art sports facility at Poole Grammar School, this project is a shining example of Ball Hall’s ability to turn challenges into triumphs. Costing £4m excluding VAT, this facility marks a significant achievement in sports infrastructure development.

“Planning for a new school sports hall can be a long process. For Poole Grammar this has taken 10 years from our initial plans to the delivery of a wonderful facility for our school and local community. Alastair and Alan from Ball Hall have stuck with us throughout this period and helped us realise our dreams despite the pressures facing the construction industry and school funding. We would recommend Ball Hall to others who are considering new sports halls.”

Jonathan Stiby, Poole Grammar School

Embracing Challenges with Confidence and Experience

Our journey was marked by unique challenges, each met with our signature blend of creativity and practical solutions. The issue of funding was approached with strategic planning and advocacy, securing CIF funding by highlighting the essential need for the new facility.

The discovery of asbestos, a common yet complex hurdle in construction, was tackled with precision and care. Our team’s expertise ensured the safe and timely removal of asbestos, demonstrating our commitment to safety and project integrity.

Navigating the logistical complexities of construction within an active school environment, we employed meticulous planning and safety measures. Our proactive approach ensured seamless integration of the construction process with the school’s daily activities, prioritising the safety and convenience of the school community.

Delivering Exceptional Value Through Collaboration and Expertise

Our engagement with Poole Grammar School extended beyond construction. We played a pivotal role in guiding them through the entire process, leveraging our expertise to provide comprehensive support and solutions. This collaborative approach helped the school navigate new territory in large-scale construction with confidence and ease.

Our deep understanding of health and safety protocols, especially in educational settings, was crucial in ensuring minimal disruption to school operations. This reflects our commitment to delivering not just a building, but a harmonious addition to the school environment.

A Testament to Excellence in Sports Facility Development

The successful completion of this project is a testament to Ball Hall’s ethos of excellence, innovation, and resilience. We take pride in our ability to face challenges head-on, transforming them into opportunities for growth and learning. The new sports facility at Poole Grammar School stands as a beacon of our commitment to creating inspiring and functional spaces for sports and education.

This project underscores our philosophy: to innovate, collaborate, and excel in every venture, ensuring that each project we undertake becomes a benchmark in sports hall development.

Alastair Clark, Managing Director and Head Project Manager, Ball Hall.


Every one of the 50+ sports halls that we have delivered, has been designed especially for the client with their sporting needs at heart.

Whether you are a school, an academy, a university, a local authority or a sports club, we understand that, when it comes to a new sports facility, you will have your own set of special circumstances.

Poole Grammar School

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