Fitness equipment supplier agreed for our new Ravelin Sports Centre

Our new £57m sports centre is on track to open in Ravelin Park next year which will include a 25m 8 lane swimming pool, 175 station fitness suite, climbing wall and ski simulator for our students, staff and the local community.

The centre, which is designed to be one of the UK’s greenest sports facilities, will also have a biodiverse roof with beehives and solar panels for renewable energy.

Technogym, the world’s leading supplier of fitness and wellness solutions, will supply the fitness equipment for the new 175 station gym. Technogym has the highest quality equipment and functionality, but also a fantastic digital offering which features a personalised training experience and the ability to connect online with virtual training sessions, social media and streaming services. 

On the outside of the building, 13,948 individual terracotta ‘baguettes’ (vertical clay batons) are being installed to give the facility a distinctive look and feel of natural colour to complement the neighbouring heritage buildings and parkland setting. Traditionally terracotta is a mix of clay and water, with no chemical additives, making it an ideal durable and sustainable material which also looks great. 

Find out more about Ravelin Sports Centre.

Artist impression of the new Sports Centre.