Sports Hub, Colchester Northern Gateway

Creating a regional sporting centre to develop national sporting excellence

The Sports Hub is a multi-million pound mixed-use scheme that will upgrade local sporting facilities to professional standards. The cutting edge destination aims to increase participation in sport, improve the quality of facilities for high level competition and promote a healthy lifestyle in Colchester and the surrounding areas.

A sporting masterplan

With world-class digital connectivity plus instant access to the regional transport network, the Hub will create a number of potential enterprise and employment opportunities. It combines exceptional green credentials with creative interior design, making it a space that is enjoyable to live, work and play.

Colchester Rugby Club’s 1,500m² clubhouse will also be relocated onto the site - complete with function room and viewing gallery overlooking the surrounding pitches.

The Hub will play host to:

  • 7 grass playing pitches
  • 2 illuminated 3G artificial pitches
  • 2,500m² dry leisure centre
  • 1.6km illuminated cycle track
  • Running space
  • Archery range
  • 350nr car park and supporting infrastructure.

Collaboration is key

Working at part of the Perfect Circle Joint Venture, Gleeds is providing project, cost and sustainability management services. Procurement via Scape Group’s Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework, reduced delays in appointing the supply chain.

Perfect Circle has helped provide a robust structure for the management of this project. They are thorough and detailed in their approach and have responded well to the complex nature of our project which requires a flexible approach. Lois Bowser, Colchester Borough Council
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Paul Baston

Paul Baston
Director, UK Board