Construction of the new sports hall completed
A new 1,347m2 hall comprises full-size sports courts and equipment including a basketball court, eight badminton courts and retractable seating for more than 500 people.
Doubling the capacity of indoor sports
The new sports hall is Sports England compliant - suitable for sports such as volleyball, netball, basketball and futsal at competition level.
The hall marks the completion of a two-phase plan to expand the University's Sports Centre having extended the building with a brand-new Strength and Conditioning Room and Human Performance Laboratory in February 2019.
Determination to get the job done
The project was completed just six weeks later than planned with contractors Conlon Construction taking a break in construction, because of the Coronavirus pandemic, to implement important protective measures.
Hundreds of new trees were planted as part of the University's Woodland Management Plan, to offset the environmental impact of the new building. Other features such as roof installation and ventilation systems have were incorporated in to the design to ensure the building is as environmentally friendly as possible. The project achieved a BREEAM rating of 'outstanding', the highest award available for sustainable building design.
Visit the Sports Centre
Take a look at the work we've done to the Sports Centre so far and speak to the team for more information about the plans for the new space. All the courts will be available to book online as soon as we get done building so keep an eye on the Sport Lancaster website.Sports Centre