Durham University Sports Centre
Durham University is a world ranked institution with a reputation for the pursuit of excellence in sport. To support their strategic plans for ongoing development, GSSArchitecture were commissioned as the Lead Consultant and Architect to design this international sports facility, which includes an 8-court sports hall specifically designed to accommodate the needs of the University.
It was an important factor for the University that the building should also cater for a wide range of potential users both within the University and the local community. As such, the facility features a comprehensive fitness suite with an Olympic conditioning suite. The associated changing facilities were also enhanced to ensure that facilities were available for all spectrums of the local community. By taking this approach, the University achieved a first-class facility.
The building also includes a dance suite, an Ergo room and a spinning room, and provides additional changing facilities for an external all-weather pitch. Since opening, the centre has become an integral part of the campus and home to many public and international sporting events.