Steelwork creating university sports legacy
Due to complete in March 2019, the University of Warwick’s new sports hub is quickly taking shape with the aid of 900t of structural steelwork erected by Hambleton Steel.
The scheme will create one of the foremost sports facilities at a UK university – including what is claimed to be the country’s largest gym facility in the higher education sector.
Replacing the current sports centre on the campus, the hub will feature a 16-court sports hall, a 25m-long swimming pool with a moveable floor, fitness suites, climbing and bouldering walls and flexible studio spaces, as well as squash courts, outdoor 3G sports pitches and netball courts. It will also be the official training ground of Coventry’s Wasps Netball Superleague team.
Willmott Dixon Managing Director in the Midlands Peter Owen said: “This is a fantastic project to be part of, creating cutting edge sporting facilities for the community at the University of Warwick which will really benefit its users.”