About the Sports Centre

Sports Centre

The Sports Centre is open seven days a week and is situated on the Peel Park Campus, adjacent to University House.


4 State of the Art Fitness Suites

All 4 of our Fitness Suites are incorporated within our 'Gym Choice' and 'All Inclusive' Membership options.  Recent refurbishments have seen some tremendous additions to our Upper and Lower Body Strength Rooms, which include a (30 Station) Functional Rig (complete with TRX Straps and Battleropes) and 2 Commercial Multi-Press Squat Racks with Olimpic lifting Platforms (with Bumper Plates) which have completely transformed the areas visually, whilst also creating a multitude of additional workout options, for those members who regulary utilise those areas. Our Resistance and Cardio Rooms contain the latest in Pulse Fitness resistance and CV equipment, with our gym facilities providing tremendous value, as a key element of our membership offer.   

Swimming pool, sauna and spa

The Sports Centre boasts some excellent, recently refurbished facilities; including a 25 metre, 5 lane, deck level swimming pool complete with sauna and spa. Sessions at the pool include general swim sessions, SwimFit and swimming lessons. Students’ Union activity groups also use the pool exclusively for canoeing, scuba diving and swimming. Children under the age of sixteen may only use the pool when accompanied by an adult with a maximum of two children to one adult.

Fitness studio

In addition, the centre contains four extensively refurbished fitness, conditioning and strength rooms and an air conditioned fitness studio which have been installed following significant investment over the last two years. Our fitness instructors are happy to help and able to provide you with a wide range of training advice and programmes. We also offer an exciting range of exercise classes including Fitsteps, Zumba, Metafit, Studio Cycling, Boxfit, Abs Blast, Body Conditioning, Yoga and Pilates.

Sports hall

Our large multi-use sports hall has six badminton courts, two basketball courts, five-a-side football pitch, netball court, handball court and Futsal pitch.

Squash Courts

Our 2 Squash Courts were refurbished last year, and are complete with a viewing area. Squash remains a popluar facet of our 'Choice and 'All Inclusive' Sports Centre Membership options. In addition,  our Squash Courts remain a key faciliator of our Students Union Squash Club training (and BUCS Fixtures.) There is also the option of particpating within a semi competitive (and more recreational activity setting) via the Students Union's Give Sport a Go Programme.

Metafit Bodyweight Training
Lifeguard course