Our Facilities Masterplan

It is essential that we look ahead and consider how our customers will consume sport and physical activity in the future.

Here, we illustrate our key facility developments for the next 5-7 years.

Sport and Physical Activity need to ensure that we are in a position to contribute to an excellent student experience at the University of Leeds. We also wish to continue to provide a great place for people to work, ensuring that more of our staff, student and community users are regularly active and maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle.

We’ve been working hard to update and refresh our strategic plan, ‘Climbing Higher’, to help meet the challenges of the next few years and into the future. Our Masterplan explores how we can ensure high quality, fit for purpose sports facilities in line with this strategic vision, over the next 5 years. 

Facilities

Below is a snapshot of our Masterplan. You can read the full Masterplan document at the end of the page.

The Edge Sports Centre

The Issue

Meet the growing demand for indoor fitness and studio space on campus, and enable more students and staff to realise the benefits of being active.
The health and fitness industry doesn’t stand still and for us to provide experiences that are both contemporary and attractive to our members we need to provide on-demand, virtual-instructor led, immersive and instructor-led classes and experiences.

The Brief

The existing sports hall 2 to be converted and divided into two new bespoke, large group exercise studio spaces with the introduction of a new mezzanine level over the spaces to provide a much-needed expansion of the gym, health and fitness area.

The Response

New mezzanine Floor added to existing Sports Hall to provide:

  • First floor Strength and Conditioning Suite of approx. 6,330 sq ft
  • Two Additional Ground Floor Dance Studios of approx. 3,165 sq ft each
The Edge redevelopment

Sports Park Weetwood

The Issue:

  • Changing facilities are outdated and have a mixed arrangement for grass and synthetic playing fields.
  • Replace sports hall lost from The Edge redevelopment
  • Demand for social dining, hospitality and post
    match provision for both University and community

The Brief:

  • Repurpose existing pavilion with possible extension to house View Bar, changing rooms, office space and gym
  • New purpose built strength and conditioning suite, physiotherapy suites, new multipurpose sports hall & 4 lane indoor cricket nets
  • Development of the existing social space in the View Bar and rugby stand

The Response:

Pavilion

  • Ground floor changing accommodation and spectator toilets
  • First-floor dining area
  • Two storey extension with link to existing Pavilion

Indoor Cricket and Gryphon Sports Centre

  • 51m x 27m main sports hall
  • 4 Lane indoor cricket hall
  • Strength and conditioning suite
  • Bar/café area with viewing gallery over sports hall and cricket hall

View Bar and Rugby Stand

  • Ground floor area of Pavilion increased
  • Ground floor bar and dining area
  • Viewing area for approximately 260-500 spectators

Plan for Indoor Cricket and Gryphon Sport Centre

Plan for Indoor Cricket and Gryphon Sport Centre

Bodington Playing Fields, Cycle Circuit & Brownlee Centre

The Issue

The need to increase outdoor artificial pitch capacity to provide a more flexible and future-proof provision, and to support increased student numbers playing competitive sport off-campus.

The Brief

Development of the existing site to incorporate a full-size FIFA standard artificial football pitch and an RFU standard artificial rugby pitch, both with the inclusion of relevant fences & floodlights etc

The Response

Realignment of existing playing pitches to provide:

  • Full-size FIFA standard artificial football
    • Pitch measuring 105m x 68m, with floodlights and perimeter fence
  • Full-size RFU standard artificial rugby pitch
    • Pitch measuring 100m x 70m, with floodlights and perimeter fence

Read our Masterplan document

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