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.
2nd May 2022
Recently returned from pre-season training at a tournament in Spain, the first cricket team has had a strong start to the season.
29th March 2022
Champion javelin thrower Freya Jones has joined the Sports Department as the Athletics Development Coach.
14th March 2022
First year pupil, Arthur describes joining the team as Winchester competes for the prestigious Micklem Golf Trophy.
17th February 2022
This weekend saw the return of spectators to the annual Winchester College Football XVs match. Commoners Captain, Tristan Wigley reflects on a close game.
8th February 2022
Born out of the variations to the sport programme forced on us by the COVID pandemic, rugby has made a welcome return to Winchester College, in the guise of “7s”.