“This is a key project for the University. Through its impact on the individual, sport in turn helps the University achieve its mission of pursuing education, learning and research at the highest levels of international excellence: exercise promotes health, well-being, leadership and teamwork and complements the rigorous academic work in our classrooms, laboratories and libraries. Our sports facilities should mirror our world-leading academic facilities.
The Sports Centre will cater both to the individual - from the recreational novice to the international athlete - and to groups including College and University Clubs and teams. Its environmentally friendly and sustainable design will be of a standard befi tting Cambridge, and its prominent position on the West Cambridge campus – the University’s science and technology hub – will make the Centre a beacon for our athletic, academic and social life.
This state-of-the-art design marks the start of a new era for Cambridge sport. With the help of our alumni and friends, the project will make a truly deep and lasting impact on the University community.“
Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz FRS, Vice-Chancellor