Please note: In order to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors, all our public facilities are currently closed.

General enquiries

01492 546 666

Leisure enquiries

01492 544 674

Facilities for hire

3rd Generation Football Pitch

3rd Generation Football Pitch This pitch uses third generation (3G) technology in artificial grass surfaces, which aims to mimic the performance and characteristics of natural grass as closely as possible. The playing surface is ideal for a range of sports, including rugby, football and lacrosse, and the pitch is floodlit, allowing play to continue in virtually all weather conditions, day and night.

The rubber crumb artificial turf meets the specific standards set out by both the Football Association and the Rugby Football Union and helps to prevent injury. It gives access to all-weather facilities equal to top sports universities such as Loughborough, Leeds and Cardiff.

First Class Fitness Suite

First Class Fitness SuiteFirst Class Fitness is a fully-equipped modern commercial gym suite with air conditioning. The gym offers users the opportunity to build muscle, tone up and get fit through the use of resistance machinery in the form of both fixed and free weights, cardiovascular machines such as treadmills, rowing machines and cross trainers and an aerobic area that is ideal for body-weight training and aerobic exercise.

Large Sports Hall

Large Sports Hall The hall is the largest in the area, with room for five badminton courts. The hall is available for hire for sports such as basketball, football badminton, handball and volleyball and has been hired for one off events such as boxing, computer fairs and gymnastics competition. Equipment and accessories can also be hired from reception.


The Balcony offers a multi-use area with cricket nets, martial arts mats and fitness circuit equipment. Home to some of the classes run in the facilities, the Balcony offers a versatile environment available for one off and block bookings.

The Studio

The studio is the perfect place for dance and fitness classes. With a sprung floor, air conditioning and floor to ceiling mirrors the studio provides a vibrant environment and is home to classes run in Pilates, Zumba and spinning to name a few.

Squash Court

The Institute also has a modern glass backed squash court.