24 Oct 2011

Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre

ADP is delighted to announce that the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan’s) impressive new £13m indoor sports facility, the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre (STFSC), is now open. STFSC opened it doors to students at the start of this year’s autumn term but will be officially opened at a ceremony on 3rd November 2011. The new facility is appropriately named after local hero and former Preston North End and England football player, Sir Tom Finney CBE.

Bold and striking in its form, ADP’s design for STFSC provides a fitting showcase for the University’s sub-brand, UCLanSport, in the run up to the 2012 Olympics. Facilities include a high-spec eight-court timber sprung sports hall with a retractable 300-seat terrace and a fully glazed cafe which doubles up as a viewing gallery. There is also a squash court, fitness suite and timber sprung activity studios for dance, fitness and relaxation classes.

To cater for those students seeking an exciting, adrenaline-fuelled cardio workout there is an innovative black-out fitness suite with integrated audio and LED lighting system. This vibrant activity space uses loud music and disco lighting to get the heart racing in high-impact group exercise such as spin classes.

UCLan's new sports facilities will aid the general health needs of its students and staff, in addition to developing the University's own sporting elite.