David Ross Sports Village, University of Nottingham

The new state-of-the-art £40m David Ross Sports Village is a fantastic new addition to The University of Nottingham’s Park Campus, providing all its sports teams and clubs with a great range of innovative new facilities in a lively and inclusive environment.

The construction of the new complex has seen the comprehensive redevelopment of the existing sports centre to make way for a new building, which is three times the previous size. The complex includes a new main sports hall, 200 station fitness suite, sports science facilities and office accommodation. The creation of a modern, custom-built sporting infrastructure is playing a major role in inspiring increased participation.

The new building houses the largest University sports hall in the UK at 3,840sq.m that offers 20 badminton courts, 4 netball courts, 4 volleyball courts, 4 basketball courts, 4 handball courts, 4 indoor hockey pitches, 2 korfball pitches and 4 futsall pitches. The building also includes a climbing wall, indoor sprint track, strength and conditioning facility, archery and fencing hall, dance studios, snooker hall and martial arts dojo. Squash courts are also included with a full glass court with spectator seating.

The new development is helping to deliver the University’s ambition to significantly increase participation in sports at all levels — from encouraging children to experience a range of new sporting pastimes, through to the enhancement of elite performance at a national and international level.  

The largest University sports hall in the UK at 3,840sq.m
The largest University sports hall in the UK at 3,840sq.m
Exterior view of the David Ross Sports Centre
Exterior view of the David Ross Sports Centre
Interior view of the main entrance and open plan climbing wall
Interior view of the main entrance and open plan climbing wall
State of the art facilities for cardio and strength & conditioning
State of the art facilities for cardio and strength & conditioning