A computer generated image from the outside of the new sports centre

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An outstanding new sports centre 

We're building a new sports centre for you to play, train, and compete. The building is designed to be one of the UK's most sustainable sports centres and will connect with the historic Ravelin Park in Old Portsmouth.

Students, staff, and local residents will all be able to enjoy the facilities. A range of classes and courses, personal training and very affordable membership with great benefits will be available. There will also be spaces for hire. For more information, visit sport.port.ac.uk.

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Key facts

  • Location: Next to the University Library at the junction of Cambridge Road and Museum Road
  • Size: 11,009 m²
  • Cost: £57 million
  • Architects: FaulknerBrowns

Play, train, and compete

A fly-through tour of our outstanding new sports centre

Recorded during the final stages of the building process, this fly-through tour gives you a glimpse of the facilities within Ravelin Sports Centre.

Sustainable, award-winning design

Designed to be one of the UK’s most sustainable sports facilities, the building aims to create new standards for sustainability and energy efficiency. The design received an ‘Outstanding’ rating from BREEAM UK, the world’s leading sustainability assessment for buildings.

Our sports centre has also won the Public Sector Project: Design Stage Award at the BREEAM Awards 2020. This is a prestigious award which recognises projects demonstrating the highest level of innovation in terms of sustainability over the previous 12 months.

The design includes features to create renewable energy from the roof solar panels and internal heat recovery systems, re-use the pool water for toilet flushing, manage waste water drainage by creating an urban orchard and have a biodiverse grassed roof with beehives. We will also make improvements to Ravelin Park by adding new pathways.

The roof will be biodiverse, covered in grass, and have beehives

Pool water will be re-used for toilet flushing

Renewable energy will be generated from roof solar panels and internal heat recovery systems

News

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University of Portsmouth announces the opening of outstanding new sports centre

9 August 2022

University of Portsmouth announces the opening of outstanding new sports centre

Ravelin Sports Centre landscaping works begin

3 August 2020

Ravelin Sports Centre landscaping works begin

University of Portsmouth wins design award for new sports centre

5 March 2020

University of Portsmouth wins design award for new sports centre

Construction of New Sports Facility Officially Begins

14 August 2019

Construction of New Sports Facility Officially Begins

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Ravelin Sports Centre will create a new community

Ravelin Sports Centre will create a new community

Ravelin Sports Centre will be fantastic

Ravelin Sports Centre will be fantastic

Ravelin Sports Centre: Why variation in architecture matters

Ravelin Sports Centre: Why variation in architecture matters

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