Design guidance for secondary school sports facilities - Sports Hall

Originally published in 2004, this document outlines how secondary school sports facilities can be designed to provide the ideal environment for providing both physical education and community sport. 

Although the majority of the information is contained in this document is correct it contains some outdated data on the positioning of volleyball courts within a hall and the layout of basketball courts. 

While we update this, please contact a member of the sportscotland facilities team for bespoke expert input in to the design of any new or upgrade to hall facilities.



This information is provided for guidance only and is not intended to cover every possible situation or scenario that may arise. In all cases, you should seek specific advice from your sporting body relevant to your project.

sportscotland has worked alongside Scottish Governing Bodies to produce this information and whilst every attempt is made to ensure that information provided by sportscotland is accurate and up-to-date, some information is subject to change. No responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of sportscotland for any errors, omissions, or misleading statements within the information. Responsibility can also not be taken for action or inaction as a result of information obtained from sportscotland. In the case of information provided on the website, this also includes information obtained through any site to which the pages connect, including any feature or aspect of such site or pages, whether provided by sportscotland or by any organisation, company or individual. sportscotland will not be held liable for any such information and reserves the right to alter the content of information at any time.

Date published: 29 March 2023
Date updated: 23 August 2023


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