Newcastle University Sports Centre

LocationNewcastle upon Tyne

Project TypeUniversity

CompletionAugust 2019



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.