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University plans new sports centre

The University of Portsmouth has unveiled plans for a new sustainable sports facility.


The £50m facility is the first major phase of the University’s estate masterplan, which aims to reshape its city centre campus. The proposed plans will significantly transform the student experience, promoting health and wellbeing through the provision of a wide range of sports and fitness activities, and strengthen connections with rest of the city. It will also enhance the University’s sport and fitness-related research and innovation programmes.


Facilities include an eight court sports hall, eight lane 25m swimming pool, fitness suite, multipurpose studios, squash courts, climbing wall and a ski simulator which will be available for student, staff and community use. The building will also have teaching facilities, office space and an underground car park.


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