Appointed for £11.6m Sports Complex at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Appointed for £11.6m Sports Complex at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Austin-Smith:Lord has been appointed for the design of Phase 2 of the new £11.6m Sports Complex on the Cyncoed Campus at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

We are currently on site with Phase 1 of the ambitious project to create new state of the art facilities to complement the range of world-class sports amenities already available at the University.

Subject to planning permission, it is hoped that the second and final phase of construction of the new Sports Complex will be completed for the 2018/2019 academic year.

Cardiff Metropolitan University has established itself as one of the leading universities for student sport in the UK offering a wide range of high quality sports facilities and activities to cater for elite athletes through to students, staff and the wider community.

Phase 1 centres on a large new Sports Hall which will accommodate premier competition level netball and basketball training and club level courts for badminton, basketball and netball as well as spectator seats, storage, changing rooms and entrance space.  This phase is due for completion in early 2017.

The Phase 2 newbuild development will feature a 6 lane 25m swimming pool, fitness centre, dance studio and squash courts, together with associated changing and ancillary spaces.

Martin Roe, Austin-Smith:Lord Partner and Cardiff Studio Principal, says: “We are delighted to continue our collaboration with the forward thinking Cardiff Metropolitan University and help ensure that the School of Sports continues to deliver excellence in teaching and learning through sports performance and participation.”

Austin-Smith:Lord recently completed an extension to the University’s National Indoor Athletics Centre, which was the first purpose built indoor athletics track in the UK.

Previous projects with Cardiff Metropolitan University include the RIBA Award winning Cardiff School of Management and Cardiff School of Art and Design.

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