Warwick University Sports Hub
The excavators are in motion on the new £36million Sports and Wellbeing Facility at Warwick University, with Mick George Ltd completing Earthworks services on behalf of Principal Contractor Wilmott Dixon Construction.
The latter of which is becoming somewhat of an ever-present around the Universities Campuses, having recently completed the award-winning Oculus Building’ which also forms part of the University’s estate regeneration plans that were submitted within the 2007 masterplan for future developments of the Campus.
It is anticipated that the new Sports ‘Hub’ will be both operationally and environmentally sustainable, while creating one of the best sports’ facilities at a UK University by the time it is complete in the first-quarter of 2019.
The University has set the goal of becoming the ‘’most physically active campus community in the UK by 2020.’’
The proposed ‘Hub’ will be located on land just off Leighfield Road in the Cryfield Village area of the campus. It will not be restricted to students only, with staff and general public also enticed to use the facilities, as the University aims to achieve its vision of a healthier University providing world-class facilities.
Replacing the existing facilities, the plans include provisions for a whole multitude of sporting amenities, which include a swimming pool, fitness suite, climbing and bouldering walls and flexible studio spaces, as well as squash courts, outdoor 3G sports pitches and netball courts, plus a Café for refreshments.
Peter Owen, Managing Director of Willmott Dixon in the Midlands said: ‘’This is a fantastic project to be part of, creating cutting edge sports facilities for the community at Warwick University. Our team have an excellent track record of producing leading leisure facilities and we are delighted to be working again with Warwick University as their partner to unlock future growth.’’
Michael George, Contracts Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Wilmott Dixon has a reputation within the industry as one of the leading suppliers of Construction infrastructure at educational locations, and for us to be selected as a preferred partner on multiple occasions is a testament to the quality of the service levels we’re providing.’’
George continued: ‘’Often this type of project comes with its own complexities, one of which is the challenges of working in a live environment, which we’re particularly well versed in doing.‘’