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Newcastle University set for sports facility upgrades after BUCS success

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Students at Newcastle University will soon benefit from new sports facilities after a multi-million-pound regeneration.

A new 5,962 square metre indoor sports facility will provide extra space for performance and leisure activities alongside academic research and teaching.

The new £16.2m facility is set to include an eight-court sports hall, 4 squash courts, Sports and Exercise Science labs, a spin studio and a gym.

Work is due for completion next summer.

In a statement on the University’s website, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Project Sponsor, Professor Suzanne Cholerton, said: “It’s very exciting to see the building starting to take shape.

“This is a key project that will enable us to continue to provide support to our top-performing teams and individual athletes and make sport more accessible to all students and staff.

“The new facilities will support the BSc Sports and Exercise Science programme.”

In addition to the indoor facility, work is also set to begin at Cochrane Park Sports Ground to install three additional 3G artificial pitches.

Newcastle University finished in the top 10 of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rankings in 2018 for the third consecutive year.

11 Team Newcastle sides won their BUCS leagues, with the institution having it’s most successful season in the Championship Cup events with six teams reaching the semi-finals or beyond.  

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