New Sports, Media & IT Facilities
Brand new facilities at Uxbridge Campus
£6m state-of-the-art sports facilities open now!
Our state-of-the-art sports and leisure facilities are part of a £6 million investment and includes a sports hall with provision for basketball, volleyball, badminton, netball, cricket, gym activities, and futsal, a five-a-side indoor soccer game. A new larger fitness suite boasts the latest cardio and resistance training equipment.
The hall is used for national basketball tournament games, houses a full size score board and has a 7.6m high ceiling. Uxbridge College worked with Sport England and FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, to ensure the facilities met national sporting guidelines.
Alongside the indoor facility, two superior outdoor multi-use games areas are available, one for basketball, netball and tennis, and a 5-a-side pitch with 3G Astroturf for football, hockey and rugby.
The development was designed by architects Harding Neill & Watson and built by Kier London using sustainable materials and construction methods, and the project was paid for by Uxbridge College with no additional grants or funding.
Laraine Smith, Principal of Uxbridge College, said: "Our fantastic £6m sports and leisure development is part of Uxbridge College's commitment to ensuring we are fit for the future in every way. We are delighted to have replaced what was one of the oldest parts of the College with this national-standard hall."
£5m media & IT block
Our £5m media & IT block, on our Uxbridge Campus includes the latest equipment and facilities for these exciting courses. They include mac labs and computer suites, soundproofed audio and film studios, media control rooms, green screen studios for CGI and 3D filming, graphic art studios, high-speed computers for game development and a Cisco training suite.
The three-storey block on the Uxbridge Campus brings together courses which cover computer programming, games design, CGI skills, filming, audio recording, broadcast and design. Housing 15 classrooms, it will be finished in anodised aluminium cladding panels with full height glazing and solar fins to the front elevation to give a contemporary, energy-efficient finish. Facilities will include computer rooms, soundproofed studios for audio and film recording, separate media control rooms, and a green screen for filming and creating 3D footage.
Architecturally smart, with the use of a steel-framed and panel system, this eco-friendly building is constructed with sustainable materials and construction processes minimising the building’s environmental impact. Further, the envelope also forms an air tight seal around the building to stop drafts and air loss, therefore reducing energy use. For example, rooms with computers in them use a ‘thin client’ system which means just one server is needed per room, rather than each terminal having its own hardware. This reduces heat output and creates additional desk space for the students.