Newcastle University Sports Centre
LocationNewcastle upon Tyne
The four storey centre provides an integrated leisure and learning facility for the university.
The academic accommodation includes performance, physiology and analysis laboratories, a gait track, body pod and an environmental analysis suite. The sport accommodation includes squash courts, multipurpose studios, a fitness gym and an eight court sports hall. A series of spectator viewing areas are provided across the building, with a large break out space providing the main social hub at the building’s entrance.
The client aspiration was for a highly transparent building which would allow users, as well as passers by, to visually engage with academic and sporting activities, both internally and externally.