Sport

Sports Centre redevelopment plans to be outlined

Earlier this month plans for a £20 million redevelopment of the University of Stirling’s sports facilities were unveiled.

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The investment is designed to transform sport, health and wellbeing at Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence. As part of a wider programme of campus enhancement, the proposed project will see the creation of an iconic new sports complex that will be integrated with the University’s existing world-class facilities.

The plans, which are subject to planning approval, include brand new, purpose-built fitness studios, a gym, three-court sports hall, indoor cycling studio and strength and conditioning areas, as well as a new state-of-the-art high-performance suite. Users of the new building will also benefit from enhanced changing facilities and communal spaces.

Despite the plans being announced some students are still unsure as to how this will impact them. Therefore, tomorrow (April 18) there will be an information stall in the Atrium from 10-3 where you can find out all about the redevelopment, what the impact is going to be and ask any questions you may have.

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On the redevelopment director of Sport, Cathy Gallagher, said: “As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, Stirling has a renowned reputation for providing an unrivalled sporting experience for its students, staff, performance athletes and wider community.

“However, we are aware a world-class university, which has sport, health and wellbeing at the heart of its identity, must have the best sporting facilities, and we believe these exciting plans will propel us to another level.”

The Students’ Union President, Astrid Smallenbroek, added: “The Students’ Union is excited by the University’s plans to redevelop its sports facilities and further enhance the student experience on campus. We are confident the new facilities will encourage a wider audience to engage in health and wellbeing activities at the University.”

A transition programme is in place to minimise the disruption caused and this alongside other information will be available at the stall tomorrow. They will also be running competitions where you can win protein bars and personal training sessions.

 

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