Timelapse of new Sports Facility building now available

Bulldozers moving dirt during construction of new Ravelin Park sports facility

  • 09 December 2019
  • 2 min read

A timelapse video of building work for the University’s new Sports Facility in Ravelin Park during the month of October has been produced.

When complete, the building will include an eight court sports hall, eight lane 25m swimming pool, 175 station fitness suite, multipurpose studios, squash courts, climbing wall and a ski simulator. It will also host teaching facilities, office space and an underground car park for visitors.

The proposed design has been named as one of the most impressive sports building projects from around the world.

A giant crane has been installed on site by Wates Construction to help with the construction, which so far has included the excavation of the basement, and formation of the floor and start of work on the walls of the car park.

In-progress images of the build can also be viewed here as it develops.

The building is expected to open in Spring 2021, and will be accessible to students, staff and the community.

The project will also involve wider improvements to Ravelin Park, including an entrance plaza between the sports building and the University Library, new pedestrian routes, an urban orchard, increasing the number of trees in the park and opening up views to the historic buildings on Museum Road.

The Sports Facility is part of the University’s Estate Masterplan, which will see over £400 million invested in the campus over the next 10 years, including a new academic building on the site of the former Victoria Swimming Baths next to Victoria Park.