12 February 2019
On Monday 11th February, the new Strength & Conditioning room opened.

The 400m2 extension has created more space to meet the increasing demand for sports facilities on campus, providing a new workout space full of high specification conditioning equipment.

Overlooking the sports pitches, the new facility includes power racks, Olympic lifting platforms, free weight watt bikes and assault bikes. New equipment also includes various cardio equipment from Technogym’s innovative line, including the skill bike, skill row, skill run and curved, self-powered skill mill.

The new room and equipment, designed to encourage high-performance, will support Lancaster University sports teams as well as attracting up and coming talent. However, the space isn’t just for students but also for staff and the wider community, promoting health and wellbeing and encouraging more people to get active.

Featuring strong, inspiring imagery along the walls and branded Sport Lancaster flooring, the space encourages a positive mental attitude towards strength training and pushes users to their highest level, similar to professional athletes.

The extension is cladded with an eye-catching red rain screen and has been designed to achieve the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) ‘Excellent’ rating, which sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design.

The Strength and Conditioning room adds more capacity to the existing Sports Centre and positively increases the wealth of sporting facilities already available on campus. The new facility will also allow the Sports Centre team to run various courses in the future, including a beginner’s weight lifting course.

Kim Montgomery, Head of Sport, commented, “We are so excited to be adding this great new facility to the Sport Lancaster portfolio. This will benefit our competitive athletes and teams, individuals and local/regional teams and organisations. The development of excellent sporting facilities at Lancaster continues to go from strength to strength.”