Nottingham scores new sports facilities

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The University of Nottingham is further expanding its facilities to students and is developing two new sports pavilions worth £4.8million.

Planning permission has been granted for the two new pavilions, which will be constructed at the University’s Riverside Sports Complex.

The modern facilities, which will replace the current dated changing rooms, have been designed by Nottingham architects CPMG.

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The two 800 sq m pavilions will provide spacious and flexible changing facilities to support the University’s continued commitment to sport at the site. Thirty-eight changing rooms are being provided to accommodate teams playing a range of sports including football, cricket, rugby and American football. There will also be viewing galleries.

The new facilities will be available for bookings by members of the public, as well as to students.

Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar at the University, said: “The new pavilions are great news for both our current students and future generations of students. By investing in these new modern facilities we are further enhancing the quality of students’ sporting experiences here. Sport is an important to many of our students during their time at university and we want to ensure that when they come to Nottingham that we can offer them excellent facilities. This important investment is part of our wider development plans to do just that.”

This latest project is only part of the ambitious £50m development programme which the University embarked upon earlier this year.

The programme of campus improvements will further transform the campus landscape at the University, enhancing the student learning experience by providing world class facilities and setting new standards for teaching and learning in the 21st Century.

The University is committed to continuously improving its teaching environment and as part of its on-going strategy; a £260m investment has already been made into improving its buildings and facilities in the last five years alone.

Kier is the main contractor on the redevelopment of the pavilions and worked with CPMG to put together the bid on this project, with other Nottingham companies CPW and Millward also part of the project team providing specialist consultation and support. Gaskell Associates are the Project Managers.

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