Green light for new £3.5 million gym

The new gym will offer a significant increase in cardio and strength equipment

The University has received planning consent to build a new gym at the Sports Training Village.

The £3.5 million investment will create a new two-storey extension opposite the reception area, doubling the capacity of the existing gym.

The two floors will offer a significant increase in cardio and strength equipment together with a group exercise studio with sprung floor, functional training areas and an indoor cycling studio.

The facilities, which will open next summer, will be a significant boost to gym users - from athletes in training for national and international competition to student, staff and community members who are passionate about their health and fitness.

Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport, said: “This is great news for the project and for all our gym users.

“This development will respond to genuine needs and has been planned with a lot of input from our current gym users. It’s very gratifying to see it a significant step closer to reality.

“My team and I are looking forward to welcoming new and existing members from both the University and the wider community to what will be a fantastic addition to our already inspiring facilities.”

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