The excavators have been hard at work on the new Sports and Wellbeing Facility that is being created at Warwick University. The project will see £36 million invested into the creation of this new facility. Carrying out the earthworks services for this projects in Mick George Ltd. The business is working on the site on behalf of the Principal Contractor for the construction work Willmott Dixon Construction.
Willmott Dixon has become a familiar face on Warwick University campuses. Recently the company has been involved with the construction of the Oculus Building, an award-winning facility that forms a part of the University’s estate regeneration plans. This regeneration proposal was submitted as a part of the 2007 masterplan for the future developments of the Campus.
It is thought that this new Sports ‘Hub’ will be both operationally and environmentally sustainable as well as delivering one of the best sports’ facilities at a UK University by the time the Hub is complete. Construction is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2019. This development is a part of the target that has been set by the University to become the most physically active campus community in the UK by 2020.
This new Sports and Wellbeing Hub will be located off Leighfield Road in the Cryfield Village area of the campus. The facility will be open to staff and the general public as well as students, in order to encourage the local area to get more active. The creation of new world class sports facilities will lead to a healthier University as well as new facilities to be enjoyed by the community. This new Sports Hub will replace the old existing facilities and will include a swimming pool, fitness suite, climbing and bouldering wall and flexible studio spaces as well as squash courts outdoor 3G sports pitches and netball courts. Also created as a part of this new project will be a Café offering refreshments.