£3.5 million has been invested on the refurbishment of the University swimming pool to provide new changing facilities, an improved reception and entrance hall and a new viewing platform. The pool became fully operational on the 24th January 2013.
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.
During 2011 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 gym and a new ground floor studio 'the Space' for Pilates and Yoga (image supplied by Cybex International Ltd - Rizwan Ahmedmia).
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 scheme has been supported by Sport England and British Rowing and work will start early 2013.
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.