Tuesday, July 7, 2020

University unveils plans for new campus accommodation

Loughborough University has revealed plans for potential new accommodation on campus.

Around £40 million would be invested in the project, creating sport-specific accommodation to secure Loughborough’s place as a training centre for elite athletes. It would also see the construction of new bedrooms to satisfy demand from new and returning students for places in halls of residence.

Subject to planning approval, the new accommodation will be built on a site adjacent to the existing High Performance Athletics Centre. Approximately 600 rooms will be built, including up to 70 student athlete rooms and 40 elite athlete rooms.

The rooms will have a similar design to existing accommodation on campus. Some will be specifically designed for elite athlete short term accommodation, including those with disabilities. State-of-the-art nutritional facilities will also be incorporated into this part of the scheme.

The student rooms will be a mixture of en-suite rooms and cluster flats that will have shared kitchen facilities.

The development, when fully operational will result in the creation of between 30 and 50 new jobs.

The proposed project start date is August 2017, with completion scheduled for September 2019.

Richard Taylor, chief operating officer at the University, said: “Our community partners continue to highlight a wish for the University to invest in student accommodation on campus so as to minimise the impact on housing in the town and the new proposed plans are our response to this.

“Our current residences are operating at full capacity as a result of existing student numbers. We cannot accommodate all those who would wish to be in hall.

“The dedicated sports accommodation element to this scheme will cement Loughborough’s status as arguably the best training environment for elite athletes in the country.

“This is an exciting project. It will deliver benefits on a number of fronts and will be of huge value to the University and our communities”.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 lockdown having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £33.60 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.






Latest news

Loughborough University in £1m project to prepare motorways for self-driving vehicles

A new £1m project will see Loughborough University team up with Highways England to ensure the country’s motorways can accommodate connected and autonomous vehicles...

New date for the 2020 East Midlands Bricks Awards

This year’s highly anticipated East Midlands Bricks Awards has now been rescheduled for Thursday 29th October 2020. The annual Bricks Awards attracts property and construction...

Industrial property company acquires four warehouse units

Stenprop, the UK multi-let industrial (MLI) property company, has acquired a further 43,500 sq ft of MLI property across four adjoining warehouse units in...

Job applications rise and competition intensifies

Competition for jobs has intensified as the lockdown eased with applications rising by 32% in June, according to a new market report. The report, from...

Business volumes fall at record pace in financial services

Business volumes in the financial services sector declined at the quickest rate on record, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey. Profitability and...

Related news

Nottingham business wins Dubai deal as countries scale up antibody screening and training

A Nottingham business which helps healthcare professionals to improve their skills in venepuncture and cannulation, has secured a major deal with Dubai-based Leader Healthcare. VeinTrain...

Loughborough University in £1m project to prepare motorways for self-driving vehicles

A new £1m project will see Loughborough University team up with Highways England to ensure the country’s motorways can accommodate connected and autonomous vehicles...

New date for the 2020 East Midlands Bricks Awards

This year’s highly anticipated East Midlands Bricks Awards has now been rescheduled for Thursday 29th October 2020. The annual Bricks Awards attracts property and construction...

Industrial property company acquires four warehouse units

Stenprop, the UK multi-let industrial (MLI) property company, has acquired a further 43,500 sq ft of MLI property across four adjoining warehouse units in...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close