A computer generated image of the university of stirling’s sports facilities redevelopment


The University of Stirling has a long history of building sporting success stories. We’re Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, home of the National Swimming and Tennis Academies, and a place where Olympic athletes and casual gym users train side by side.

Now we're laying foundations for the future, and have started work on a £20 million transformation project that will create an iconic new sports complex on campus. Due to open in late 2020, the complex will give our students, staff and the wider community an even better environment in which to train, play and stay healthy. 

What we're building

Our new £20 million sports centre will include:

Raising the bar

As well as state-of-the-art studios and fitness suites, the new sports centre will include enhanced changing facilities and communal spaces. The world-class National Swimming and Tennis Academies, sports hall and squash courts will remain in their current form.

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Woman carrying yoga mats

Temporary facilities

During the construction of the new sports centre, a comprehensive transition programme has been developed to maintain the highest level of user experience.

campus central concept

Campus Central project

As well as building a new sports centre, we're investing a further £21 million into redeveloping our central campus hub. Take a closer look at what we're working on. 


Sports centre time capsule

Sealed within the University’s Gannochy Sports Pavilion during its construction in 1969, a time capsule was recovered during the current £20 million redevelopment of the sports facilities.

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