New Sports Complex

​​​The new £17m Sports Complex at Cyncoed (illustration shown above) will provide a new state of the art facility to compliment the range of sports facilities already available at the campus.  Comprising of two phases, the first phase is currently under construction, with a second phase planned for completion by September 2018.


Proposed ground floor plan​​

Proposed first floor plan


Phase 1 - New Sports Hall

The first phase will provide a large sports hall designed to accommodate:

  • Premier competition level Netball and Basketball
  • Training and club level courts for badminton (8 number), basketball (2 number) and netball (2 number)  
  • Up to 500 spectator seats on a series of moveable bleacher seat units

The sports hall adjoins the gable end of the existing Tennis Centre and will feature associated storage, changing rooms and entrance space.  Currently under construction with Wilmott Dixon as principal contractor, the first phase is programmed for completion in early 2017.


Phase 2 - New Sports Complex

The second phase of the project will extend forwards from phase 1 and provide further sports and fitness facilities.  The detailed accommodation could include a swimming pool, gymnasium, squash courts, dance studio, a fitness suite and teaching spaces, as well as associated support spaces.  

​The design for the phase 2 sports complex will be developed and submitted for planning approval during 2016, with construction programmed for completion in 2019.

Sports Complex construction images - Phase One

October 2015 - Pre-build

January 2016​​

March 2016

April 2016

May 2016

July 2016

August 2016


Car parking

During the building work there will be some disruption to the car parking located outside the Tennis Centre.  Due to the Universities busy programme, car parking can become congested on the Cyncoed Campus.  Please note that there is a large car park with 160+ spaces located adjacent to the outdoor athletics track.  Access to the sports facilities is only a short walk across the outdoor track from this car park.  Please click here​ to see the Cyncoed Campus car park map.