Sports Hall Development
Local residents and college students will benefit from an investment of £14m in sports developments and facilities with the latest phase of Exeter College’s four year sport health and physical activity plan started this month.
Phase one has seen the college invest £1m in a state of the art fitness centre at the college's Queen Street site in 2012 with Phase two being completed in 2013 with the college now managing the new £5.6m Outdoor Education Centre at Haven Banks which was built and paid for by Devon County Council.
The third phase of the exciting sports developments involves two projects being at the same time. In partnership with Exeter City Council and local sports clubs the college is building a new £1.4m sports pavilion at the site of the previous Civil Service Sports Club in Exwick that will enable local students and sports club users to have access to high quality provision. Click here for more information about the Exwick Sports Hub
In addition to the Exwick Sports Hub the college has started development of their £6.5million investment of a state of the art sports hall complex at the Queen Street campus. Supported by a grant of £2.6million from the Skills Funding Agency the development will include a six badminton court sports hall, two classrooms and a sports science and rehabilitation laboratory. The facility will allow sports users access to one of the very best indoor facilities in the region and unlock the need for facilities in growing areas such as Fustal, which is the world’s fastest growing indoor sport.
"The latest news about our Sports Hall follows a number of important developments for sports and fitness at Exeter College in the last year and we're delighted that, working so closely with our partners, we're able to celebrate these significant investments, said Richard Atkins, principal of Exeter College. "Sport has always been very important to the college with our individual students and teams recording important successes in local, regional and national competitions. These new developments will not only be of benefit to these elite sportsmen and women but, through the work of our partners, benefit the local and regional community." Jan 2016