The new Team Bath Gym and Fitness Centre will open in February. The opening has been confirmed following unforeseen technical issues that the project encountered during the main phase of construction.

The building will be complete in January, when the new gym equipment will be delivered and installed along with the plasma screens and sound system.

The two-floor extension will double the capacity of the existing gym and offer both cardio and strength equipment together with a group exercise studio with sprung floor, functional training areas and a dedicated indoor cycling studio.

Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport, said: “I’d like to thank everyone for their patience, and I’m sorry that we haven’t been able to open as quickly as originally planned.

“I want this facility to offer staff, students and visitors as high quality an experience as the rest of the Sports Training Village and we’ve been working very closely with the contractors throughout to deliver this.

“My team and I are really looking forward to welcoming everyone in February.”