Situated adjacent the existing outdoor athletics track it formed part of a £40 million sports development scheme at the University. The Centre has been designed as a single space but segregated into three distinct volumes to reflect the three distinct internal functions: the Athletics Hall, the Throws Hall and ancillary accommodation.
The Athletics Hall on the lower ground floor houses an 8 lane sprint track, pole vault lanes, triple jump and javelin lane area and a training area for horizontal bars, rings and parallel bars.
The Throws Hall at upper ground floor has two discus / hammer / shot cages, complete with throwing circles and catching nets; a competition shot throwing circle; high jump bed and approach.
To appreciate the volume of the halls, the division between the lower level Athletics Hall and upper level Throws Hall has been guarded at the upper level only, creating a feeling of openness between the two floors.
A training room with weights and fitness zone at entrance level has a full height glazed screen dividing it from the circulation core. Consultation rooms and physiotherapy treatment rooms are provided at first floor.
Galleries and a terraced area provide views over the indoor and outdoor activities.