Enabling work gets underway for SportPark
10 April 2008
Enabling work for Loughborough University’s new SportPark building has begun this week (week commencing 7 April) at the West End of campus.
A seven-week programme of work to prepare the site between Oakwood Drive and the A512 Ashby Road is now underway and is scheduled for completion by the end of May 2008.
Contractors are preparing the ground ready for the main scheme which is due to start in June. The nature of the enabling work involves heavy excavation machinery on the site ground contouring, excavating and moving soil. There will also be some large machinery and tipper lorries moving on and off the site.
The affected area will be cordoned off and the site protected with appropriate boundary fencing and signage. Whilst every effort is made to reduce any disruption, the University apologises for any disturbance to local residents.
The SportPark is an exciting project that will bring sporting organisations together on campus, enabling them to share best practice more easily and reinforcing Loughborough’s position as the national centre for sport. A building of three interlocking wings of three, four and five storeys in height, designed in sympathy with its natural surroundings and satisfying a number of ecological and bio diversity conditions, received planning permission from Charnwood Borough Council in March 2008.