New sporting facilities

New facilities

There have been many improvements and additional sporting facilities added over the last few years offering students a wider choice of activities throughout the University.

New swimming pool reception and changing rooms   

The Boathouse

A further £1m has been invested  in the construction of two new boathouses situated Saltford on the River Avon in partnership with Monkton Coombe School and the Avon County Rowing Club. The 2014/2015 season will see the club make use of the brand new boathouse facility. The scheme has been supported by Sport England and British Rowing and will open on the 27th September 2014.

Swimming Pool

A major refurbishment project was carried out throughout 2012/13 and became fully operational in January 2013. The refurbishment included an improved reception and reception hall and a new viewing platform, providing students with one of the best pools in Bristol


The University is in the process of upgrading its sports recreational activities at each of its Residences. These activities such as Zumba, Aerobics, Boxing training, Pilates, Tennis, Table Tennis, 5-A-Side football, Basketball, Netball, Jogging and Squash will now be available to all studnets. On-line bookings will be essential for some of these activities.

Activity Zone

The Activity Zone incorporating a set of outdoor gym equipment and multi-sport games area for football and basketball has been installed for use by all students between Wills and Durdham Halls.

Langford Gym

For students studying at Langford Veterinary School, £60,000 has been invested on a small gym to provide students who live away from the main campus an opportunity to stay fit and healthy during their study programme. The new gym facility opened in September 2012.

Indoor Sports Centre (Tyndall Avenue)

The University of Bristol invested over £360,000 on improving the gym facilities on the first floor and now features state of the art equipment including new Cybex equipment selected for the 2012 Olympic games. An additional £400,000 investment has been made on a new ground floor free weights gym and a new ground floor studio 'the Space' for Pilates and Yoga (image supplied by Cybex International Ltd - Rizwan Ahmedmia).

The University has also invested £55,000 on a new oak floor in the main sports hall. The new system is Sport England compliant and has now been completed. The continued investment in our sporting facilities will provide access to a large array of facilities to enable students to get fit, stay fit and keep healthy while studying at the University of Bristol..New gym on the ground floor

Olympic Weight Lifting Room (Coombe Dingle Sports Complex)

Coombe Dingle Sports Complex boasts one of the most specialised strength and conditioning facilities in the region. This is free to use for those students who hold a Peak membership or are in the Sport Performance Squad.