College lands almost £10m to create state-of-the-art sports hub

How the new facility will look

Loughborough College has secured £9.91m from the Department for Education (DfE) to build a state-of-the-art sports hub at its Radmoor Road campus.

The three-storey, 3,000 sq m building will include a sports hall with viewing terrace, classrooms, flexible learning spaces, breakout areas and a small staff room.

The College says it will demolish an outdated building and boiler room on the site to make way for new and improved admin and teaching facilities.

Jo Maher, principal & chief executive at Loughborough College, said: “We’re delighted that our bid for the Department for Education funding was successful. It will help us deliver our bold and ambitious estates strategy which aims to further enhance the experience for students and staff on campus, especially our brilliant sports team and world class athletes.

“It is such an exciting time to be part of the College community as we are investing millions in improvements such as our new T Level Centre, Institute of Technology building and new Digital Skills Hub.

“It really feels like we’re at the start of our journey to revamp our fantastic campus and make it the best possible place to learn and to work.”

Loughborough was one of only 62 colleges nationwide to successfully bid for grant funding from the DfE’s Further Education Capital Transformation Fund (FECTF).

Stuart Lindeman, chair of governors at Loughborough College, said: “This latest funding announcement is fantastic news for the College, but most importantly for our learners. The investment in the new facility means we can boost our elite sport provision as well as modernise other parts of the campus.”