UWE invests in state-of-the-art sports facility

The University of the West of England has invested £4.5 million in the development of the new complex

A cutting-edge new sports complex is due to be completed in October at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), following a £4.5 million investment.

The facility at Hillside Gardens will provide pitches for football, rugby, lacrosse, American football and Ultimate frisbee.

The development will include two floodlit artificial pitches meeting FIFA and World Rugby standards, a grass football pitch, undercover seating for spectators, pitch-side dugouts, changing rooms and a car park. The facility will be available for businesses and organisations in the local community to hire.

Simon Macsorley, Director of Estates at UWE Bristol, said: “Providing students and staff with facilities to maintain health and wellbeing is very high on the University’s agenda. Having first class sports facilities such as these also encourages wider engagement with local communities and businesses. I’m really proud of the work our staff and external contractors have delivered on this brilliant project. Hillside Gardens will be an asset to the estate and local community for many years to come.”

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