As part of the Southern Campus Development project, the school will see the transformation of the existing PE Centre in to a state-of-the-art Sports Centre which will allow all boys to enjoy and participate in a variety of sports, whilst simultaneously enabling the most talented and driven boys to train and compete at the highest level. During the Easter holidays, Kier was appointed as the official contractor for the development and work has now begun.
Kier have advised us that they expect the development to take place in two main phases:
Phase 1 has now started. It will include the construction of a new Support Services Building, as well as temporary sports facilities on Kingsgate Park, which we expect to move in to after Leave-Out in early November 2019 and the rest of Phase 1 to be complete by May 2020.
Phase 2 will begin in December 2019. It will include the demolition of the existing PE Centre and the construction of the new Sports Centre. We expect to open its doors in early 2022.
Considerable thought has been given to the continuity of sporting provision for boys during the period of construction and the vast majority of sports will not be impacted. Other sports will be successfully supplemented by off-campus facilities. This project, which will bring to an ancient school the most modern and exciting of facilities, has been planned for over many years – it will give us a centre of sporting excellence we can all be proud of.
The Headmaster looks forward to joining with parents, pupils and staff to celebrate the start of the project in front of the PE Centre, at 12 noon on 15th June 2019, as part of Winchester Match.
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.
18th January 2021
Southampton FC midfielder Oriol Romeu visited Winchester last month to share the secrets of his success with the sports scholars.
17th November 2020
The latest milestone in the development of Winchester College's new Sports Centre was marked this November as the contractors reached the lowest point of the dig, where the foundations of the swimming pool will be laid.
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.