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Newcastle University to invest £30 Million for new state–of-the-art sports facilities

Newcastle University



Newcastle University to invest £30 Million for new state–of-the-art sports facilities


United Kingdom


Newcastle University

Estimated Cost:

£30 Million



Newcastle University is investing over £30m in new state–of-the-art sports facilities and launching a new sport and exercise science degree to further boost its position among the top in the country.


The planned development of the existing sports centre at Richardson Road includes an eight court sports hall, four squash courts, a strength and conditioning suite and two exercise studios providing more opportunities for all students including Team Newcastle athletes to both train and play.

The exercise physiology and biomechanics laboratories, environmental chamber and gait track will ensure that students on the BSc Sports and Exercise Science Programme have access to state-of-the-art teaching and research sports science facilities. The site is already being redeveloped to provide high quality student accommodation.

At the Cochrane Park Sports Ground, it is planned to create two artificial turf pitches, update and extend existing changing facilities and provide flexible social, meeting and office space.

Outline planning permission to extend the Sports Centre was approved in December 2015 and full applications for the developments are intended to go to Newcastle City council at the end of the month. The university’s outstanding performances on the sports field will soon be backed up with a new undergraduate BSc Sports and Exercise Science degree programme.