These proposals for a Community Clubhouse for the Mbale Elephants Rugby Club are part of an initiative by the Tag Rugby Trust that has grown out of the close relationship that has developed between the trust and the rugby club and local community in Mbale, a small city in Eastern Uganda.
TRT are supporting the growth of rugby in Mbale by the refurbishment of an existing pitch and the construction of a clubhouse. The clubhouse will provide facilities for the club and be used as multipurpose community resource.
TRT approached Architecture for Humanity London in 2010 with a request that we assist them in developing the design and procurement of the project. The AfH London design team have worked with TRT in RIBA Stages A/B and C and developed proposals for the masterplanning of the rugby ground and the design of the clubhouse. The AfH team has been assisted throughout the process by engineering expertise from Gifford, now part of Ramboll.
The AfH London design team has consisted of an enthusiastic group of architecturally trained volunteers and both Gifford and AfH have provided their services to TRT on a pro-bono basis.
We are looking forward to the sign-off by TRT on the basis of our Stage C report, which will provide background information and basic design parameters for further design and procurement services by the FBW Group, a Ugandan building consultancy.
AfH London are delighted to present the proposals for final comment and sign-off by the Tag Rugby Trust.