Temporary sports facilities to open whilst new Sports Village is in construction

University Park sports activities will be moved to a temporary location on Nightingale Field from 23 March 2015 until the construction of the David Ross Sports Village is completed.

The University Sports Centre will close at 10pm on Sunday 22 March and the temporary facility will open from 6pm the following day. The Fitness Centre will also be closing from 10pm on Sunday 30 March, with the temporary facility opening at 8.30am on Friday 3 April.

The University has assured members that access to the swimming pool, the BUCS programme and club training will remain largely unaffected by the move.

Nightingale Field’s temporary sports centre will house 12 badminton courts, three squash courts, two studio spaces, a fitness suite and ‘limited changing and shower facilities’, including a disabled toilet. All fitness and strength stations, and conditioning equipment in the current Fitness Centre will be moved to the temporary facility.

Members should shower and change elsewhere where possible

Members who have ‘the capacity to shower and change elsewhere’ have been asked to ‘take advantage of those facilities’ in order to allow members with no alternative option to make use of the facilities provided by the University.

First year English student Amy Wilcockson told Impact: “I think it is a great idea to construct a temporary sports centre so students still have access to sports activities during the construction of the new sports village. However, the limited changing facilities may be a problem in the long run”.

Tamsin Parnell

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