Loughborough University
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Loughborough University

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New Campus accomodation

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.

A further feature of the project will be highly innovative and sector leading physical activity opportunities designed to support the well- being of students, staff and visitors. These plans will discourage the use of cars and promote cycling, walking and running in and around campus.

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.

For more information on the project, please download the attachment here.