On 10 November, the latest milestone in the Kingsgate Park development was celebrated as Kier reached the lowest point of the dig - the foundations of the site’s swimming pool - the deepest part of which is 3.8 metres.
The new Sports Centre, due for completion in 2022, will provide pupils with a new state-of-the-art indoor sporting facility, while also increasing access to local community groups, hirers and members.
During the 'bottoming-out' ceremony, the Headmaster and Mark Burley, Director of Sport, were presented with a ceremonial spade by Mark Norris, Regional Operations Director of Kier accompanied by Mike Harrington, Senior Project Manager at Kier. The Headmaster said of the new Sports Centre: "Not only will it usher in a new era for sport at the school, but we hope it will quickly become a popular destination for local residents.”
Mr Norris said, “We are delighted to have reached this milestone. It means we are one step closer to delivering Winchester College its new sports centre that will offer first-class facilities for pupils and the local community. We are working with our local supply chain partners to construct the sports centre and we will continue to work collaboratively with staff and pupils as well as the local community as we deliver this project.”
18th May 2020
The traditional programme of inter-school sporting fixtures has been a feature of life at Winchester for more than 150 years. With no opportunity during lockdown to face familiar opponents, Mark Burley, Director of Sport provides an insight into the history of sport in public schools, as well as the role that Winchester has played in making it such a prominent part of school life.
16th May 2020
According to his Div don, "more people have climbed Everest" and the final stages of an endurance event, such as this, will be the toughest, but sixth form pupil Freddie remains unfazed and focused on raising money for a charity close to his heart.
10th March 2020
Following XVs last month, the two captains reflect on their journeys from First Year boys trying to understand 'Winkies', through to the honour of leading their teams out for the biggest game of the year.
29th November 2019
Looking at the experience of one of our judo stars, Dr Cullerne explains the huge benefits to both pupils and the school community of welcoming new, bright, motivated pupils to our Sixth Form.
25th October 2019
Running the steeplechase is a significant rite of passage at Winchester. Winner of this year's Senior Steeplechase tells us about his experience of running and the history of the event.
11th June 2019
On Saturday 8th June, Daryl Selby visited Winchester College to play against pupils and to say a formal farewell to the existing squash courts before the school's new Sports Centre is built.