Work has been approved to redevelop two buildings on campus to provide exciting brand-new spaces for our university community. Cromer Terrace will be refurbished to become the new strength & conditioning hub & home for our sports clubs and performance athletes. This will include a state-of-the-art Strength and Conditioning centre, new physiotherapy rooms and meeting space. This development will allow us to offer Strength and Conditioning support to more students and to grow our teaching and research agenda with partners across the city.

Furthermore, we will redevelop the current Strength and Conditioning suite located in The Edge gym into a new holistic wellbeing studio. This will provide a unique and bespoke space to deliver a range of different activities including more classes, 1-1 wellbeing programmes and teaching education space. This will also become a space for wellbeing clubs and societies to access to train.

Ella Williams, LUU Activities & Opportunities Officer said;

I’m really looking forward to being involved in this project as, to create a space that can be loved and utilised by everyone, student consultation is important. Cromer Terrace will be unique and add great value and depth to the sport offer at Leeds. This is very exciting for our student athletes, sports clubs and societies that will use it and I can’t wait for the opportunities it will bring.

This project promises to enhance our student experience through bespoke design, increasing capacity and providing high quality facilities to compliment the highly skilled and experienced staff teams.

Suzanne Glavin, Head of Sport commented;

The development and refurbishment of our facilities will hugely enhance the offer and experience here at Leeds. By upgrading our facilities, we are able to further support our incredibly talented athletes and provide our knowledgeable staff with spaces that allow them to deliver the best possible training.

This is a very exciting project and builds upon the refurbishment of the Edge gym that was completed last year, providing additional state of the art facilities for our students to use. The ambition is to have the work at Cromer Terrace complete in time for the start of the academic year, with the wellbeing studio following on shortly after.