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.”
22nd January 2021
Despite a challenging 2020, progress on Winchester College's new state-of-the-art Sports Centre continues, as the school and local community look ahead to the opening in 2022.
10th August 2021
Over the course of seven days, the project team for the school's new Sports Centre have successfully installed the impressive folded structure which will form the new swimming pool roof.
4th July 2021
18 year old Aston Wade OW has won the British Open Golf Croquet Championship.
25th May 2021
Despite the regular downpours, Furley's secured top spot at this year's inter-house school sports day, known as Athlā. A resident of Furley's and captain of athletics, Frankie Shropshire reports on a day of competition, teamwork and encouragement.
24th May 2021
Correspondent for this year's Wykeham Journal, Margaret Gilmore, talks to archaeologist Amy Bunce about the extraordinary mediaeval discovery beneath the school's old swimming pool.
26th April 2021
Young rower, Lawrence Hagger, set himself an ambitious challenge over the Easter holiday that has resulted in a new British record.