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Central hub for sports at The University of Warwick


  • Second project at Warwick after Oculus Building
  • Sports Hub will tie in with goal to become most 'physically active campus'
  • Company appointed for its university track record
  • Record for working in live campus environments second to none

After completing the award-winning Oculus Building at The University of Warwick, our team have returned to add another major part of the university's estate regeneration plans.

The new University of Warwick Sports Hub will create one of the best sports facilities at a UK university. It will tie in with the University’s goal of becoming the “most physically active campus community in the UK by 2020”.

The Hub will be delivered by the same team behind the Oculus Building and will see our team again deploy their award-winning experience for managing complex construction work within a live campus environment.

Watch how we are supporting The University of Warwick to become a leading sports university:

World-class facilities

Replacing all current sporting facilities on campus, the Hub will feature a sports hall, a swimming pool, fitness suites, climbing and bouldering walls and flexible studio spaces, as well as squash courts, outdoor 3G sports pitches and netball courts. It will also be the official training ground of Coventry’s Wasps Netball super-league team.

Externally there will be sports pitches, netball courts, car parking and hard & soft landscaping.

When complete in 2019, the Hub will:

  • offer a top quality sporting experience for students, staff and local community
  • embed the principles of an active landscape in the University master plan
  • be both operationally and environmentally sustainable

The University’s wider strategy is to encourage a healthy university life and to bring world-class facilities to the international campus. Once complete, it will be available to all students, staff and the general public.

Local team

The project is a short distance from our Coleshill office and the local team will ensure the regional economy benefits from the construction work.

Oculas Warwick external 3 mid

One we made earlier at Warwick - the Oculus Building

Peter Owen, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the Midlands,

“This is a fantastic project to be part of, creating cutting edge sporting facilities for the community at The University of Warwick. Our teams have an excellent track record of producing leading leisure facilities and we are delighted to be working once again with the University as their partner to unlock future growth.”

The investment underlines Warwick's vision to be a world-leading university that attracts the best staff and students from around the world to join its community. That's all underpinned by having a world-class campus.

University leader

Willmott Dixon is one of the most prolific constructors of university campuses. Earlier in 2017 we were appointed to build the first undergraduate School of Medicine in Essex for Anglia Ruskin at its Chelmsford campus as well as building the new Town House for Kingston University, refurbishing the Dreadnought Building for Greenwich University and adding the Computational Foundry at Swansea University.

To view live footage of the project click here.

Find out what happened at The University of Warwick during Open Doors Week 2018:

Find out more - email Richard James