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Sports training centre approved in Loughborough

Words: Laura Edgar
CGI of new training centre at Loughborough Uni / Press release

Charnwood Borough Council has approved plans for a state-of-the-art national sports training centre at Loughborough University.

Real estate adviser GVA secured the permission on behalf of the university in Leicestershire.

The five-storey Elite Athletics Centre (EAC) will be located at the eastern end of the campus, next to the Paula Radcliffe Athletics Stadium. It is set to provide a range of training facilities for athletes.

It will comprise a nutrition lounge and café as well rest and relaxation areas. There will be onsite accommodation – 44 bedrooms and 20 altitude rooms.

It is hoped that the centre will be used by Team GB Olympians and Paralympians training for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Tim Evans, of GVA’s planning, development and regeneration team, said: “The delivery of the EAC will represent another significant step forward for the university, ensuring that the campus offers the very best training opportunities across as broad and diverse an array of sporting disciplines as possible.”