Cambridge 2000: university: Charles Babbage Road: Sports Centre

Description: university: Charles Babbage Road: Sports Centre
Date built: 2012-2013
Architect: Arup Associates
university: Charles Babbage Road: Sports Centre (Arup Associates) map for university: Charles Babbage Road: Sports Centre
Date photograph taken: 07 Aug 2013 (Alternative map: Google map)

The sports facilities at the university have been lacking and this is the first of a planned for three buildings to help close the gap. This contains a large hall as well as some smaller rooms. Unfortunately there is no swimming pool until the third building comes along.

It would have made more sense to place this adjacent to the athletic centre on Wilberforce Road but that was not possible. The university was lucky that the Coton foot and cycle path does a zig zag around the field where the Sports Centre is located, otherwise the city might not have allowed it to be placed here either.

Ove Arup was the structural engineer for the Sydney Opera House and the Sports Centre roof has a vague hint in that direction.

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