Sport is an integral part of everyday healthy living

We are skilled at understanding our client’s requirements and turning these into reality.

Cricket Centre Architects

We have vast experience across the sports and leisure sector, which gives us an unrivalled understanding of the operational needs and standards that have a direct impact on the design of sports facilities; we are design advisors for the RIBA and provide technical design for Paragon Structures. We are currently playing a pivotal role in the development of a new original concept for a series of new Health Education Centres, designed to be developed nationwide over the next 5 years.

We have worked on both internal arenas and centres, as well as external projects relating to football, rugby, basketball, cricket, tennis, climbing, fitness gyms and golf. Our continuing aim is to set new standards for sport, leisure and swimming pool facilities; whilst being passionately aware that rising health issues and loneliness creates some of the biggest challenges facing the sport and leisure industry.

Our team have delivered a large number of facilities of all sizes and types over the last twenty years, including stadiums such as Dartford and Ebbsfleet, sports grounds including Dartford Tennis Centre and East Grinstead Hockey Club and centres of sporting excellence – such as our award winning, ECB accredited cricket centre at Millfield School.

We have also designed a number of swimming pool centres both for private therapy or swimming for private clients, as well as public access pools for Swim England and Water Babies.

Tennis centre architects

Cowan Architects have an extensively qualified and experienced team within the Sports Sector and are working currently with Swim England, Sports England and Paragon Structures.

We are also accredited as RIBA Client Design Advisor’s for Sports and Sports Master Planning.

Cowan Architects work with a number of key partners in this sector including Paragon Structures and Swim England.


We have worked on a number of projects, either directly for clients, such as Water Babies and the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy; with Project Managers such as LXA, Synergy and Oander; and directly for contractors.

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