Exciting Sports Hall plans
6th May 2011
Regent College is set to develop new and extensive sporting facilities, along with additional classrooms, through an exciting partnership with the University of Leicester. The plans will also see the development of a new state of the art medical teaching building on a section of the campus.
Regent College has agreed in principle to the sale of a section of land to the University of Leicester in order to directly fund the development of a high quality college sports hall, changing facilities and new classrooms. This would also bring into use areas of the college estate that are currently unusable for sport. The plan includes the development of an improved levelled and drained sports pitch.
These developments will significantly enhance the range of sports and teaching facilities on offer to young people in Leicester and will enable the college to extend its commitment to sport.
Paul Wilson, Principal of Regent College, said: “The plans represent an exciting opportunity that will directly benefit learners at both the University and Regent College.
Like many Colleges nationally, Regent College was denied the opportunity to progress a previously approved capital project that would have led to a similar major redevelopment of the college site in 2009. This stalled due to the suspension of the former Learning and Skills Council capital programme, and restrictions in the public funding available for such schemes. Consequently the college has developed alternative strategies to deliver this important extension andi mprovement to the college estate.
The plans for Regent College to work closely with the University of Leicester in this scheme will further improve the existing close relationship between the College and University, delivering fantastic new facilities for sport and new opportunities for further strengthening our already good academic links to the University Medical School.”