Newcastle University Sports Centre
category Sport and Leisure, Universities
client Newcastle University
project value £18M
TGA completed the Technical Design for this new Sports Centre Development for Newcastle University. Working as part of the Construction Team, comprising Clugston Construction and Integral, TGA are providing technical design services in addition to Installation Information.
The project followed a full Level 2 BIM route which was managed by the BIM Academy with Ryder providing the BIM Lead for the Design Team.
The four storey centre provides an integrated leisure and learning facility for the university.
The sport accommodation includes squash courts, multipurpose studios, a fitness gym and an eight court sports hall. The academic accommodation includes performance, physiology and analysis laboratories, a gait track, body pod and an environmental analysis suite. A series of spectator viewing areas are provided across the building, with a large break out space providing the main social hub at the building’s entrance.
The client aspiration was for a highly transparent building that would allow users to visually engage with academic and sporting activities, both internally and externally.
This project built on recent experience gained by TGA at the time, including Hornchurch Leisure Centre, RGS Sports Centre and Pool and Redcar Heart.
TGA also worked closely with Integral on the Newcastle University Learning & Teaching Centre, which is currently being constructed on the Science Central Site in Newcastle.