UEL’s �15m sports centre plan moves closer

UEL’S proposed �15m sports complex at the Docklands Campus has moved a step closer with the award of the design and build contract going to Denne, the construction company.

Plans involve two full size sports halls, an all weather floodlit pitch, as well as a facilities building connected to the sports halls.

The site will be a training base for USA athletes for the 2012 London Olympics.

Buildings have been designed in order to meet a 20 per cent target for renewable energy production.

Included will be green roofs and photovoltaic cells for solar energy, while a biomass boiler will be used for heating.

Post games the new centres will be used by University staff and students as well as the local community.