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26 Sep 2018
Populous opens doors on new base in Dubai
Populous opens doors on new base in Dubai   Global architecture and design practice Populous has opened an office in the Dubai World Trade Centre, its first in the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region. The move coincides with the company’s additional announcement at the beginning of the week that it would also open an office in Dallas. Ben Vickery, .... More>>
25 Sep 2018
Coach Core to add 10 new sites after netting £1m Lottery grant
Coach Core to add 10 new sites after netting £1m Lottery grant   A programme designed to help get more young people to train as sports coaches has received nearly £1m of National Lottery funding from Sport England. The £995,500 grant will allow the Royal Foundation to double the reach of its Coach Core programme by adding 10 new sites in England over the next three years. .... More>>
25 Sep 2018
Bates Smart condemns Sydney stadium plans, talks of upcoming "renaissance" in urban renewal
Bates Smart condemns Sydney stadium plans, talks of upcoming   Philip Vivian, director of the multidisciplinary design firm Bates Smart, has criticised plans by the Australian government to demolish and rebuild Sydney's Allianz football stadium at Moore Park. In November 2017, the government announced it would spend AU$2.7bn (£1.5bn) to demolish and rebuild two of Sydney’s .... More>>
25 Sep 2018
Petition calls on political parties to 'transform physical activity' for children
Petition calls on political parties to 'transform physical activity' for children   The Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA) has launched a petition calling on politicians of all parties to transform physical activity provision for children and young people as part of the Right To Be Active campaign. The campaign asks those across society – including parents – to join the call for political .... More>>
24 Sep 2018
UK adults spend 12 hours a week binge-watching TV, but only 90 minutes exercising
UK adults spend 12 hours a week binge-watching TV, but only 90 minutes exercising   The average UK adult spends eight times as long watching on-demand television as they do exercising, according to a new report. A study of 2,076 UK adults by ComRes reveals adults spend an average of 12 hours watching on-demand TV – such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer – each week, compared with just 90 minutes a .... More>>
24 Sep 2018
Willmott Dixon secures contract to build Winchester's new £38m leisure centre
Willmott Dixon secures contract to build Winchester's new £38m leisure centre   Winchester City Council (WCC) has chosen Willmott Dixon to build its £38m Sport and Leisure Centre at Bar End. The centre will be at the heart of the new Sport and Leisure Park and will replace the ageing River Park Leisure Centre, which dates to the 1970s and is, according to the council, at the "end of its .... More>>
21 Sep 2018
Work begins on Feyenoord's academy building and sports campus
Work begins on Feyenoord's academy building and sports campus   Construction has begun on the new Feyenoord Academy and Sports Club Feyenoord in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Designed by MoederscheimMoonen Architects for Dutch top flight club Feyenoord, the complex will cater for both professional football, as well as house a leisure centre and outdoor sports facilities. It .... More>>
20 Sep 2018
World's largest indoor ski park coming to Shanghai
World's largest indoor ski park coming to Shanghai   Plans have been announced to build the world's largest indoor ski park, with the record-breaking development coming to Shanghai's Pudong neighbourhood. Conceptualised by Mercurio Design Lab, the Wintastar resort will be run by Dubai's Majid Al Futtaim, which unveiled the Middle East’s first indoor ski slope in .... More>>
20 Sep 2018
Sanllehi and Venkatesham to lead Arsenal after Gazidis exits to AC Milan
Sanllehi and Venkatesham to lead Arsenal after Gazidis exits to AC Milan   Arsenal FC has promoted two of its directors to lead the club, following the surprise departure of chief executive Ivan Gazidis. Gazidis stepped down last week and announced that he will take over the role of CEO at Italian giants AC Milan on 31 October. The role of CEO at Arsenal will now be shared between .... More>>
19 Sep 2018
Edgbaston to increase capacity for Ashes test and World Cup
Edgbaston to increase capacity for Ashes test and World Cup   Edgbaston Stadium is increasing its capacity ahead of a bumper year of international cricket in 2019, when the venue will host an Ashes test as well as matches during the ICC Cricket World Cup. The decision to add 840 seats was made after pre-sales for the Ashes Test came in at 35 per cent higher than those for .... More>>
19 Sep 2018
£346m childcare cash surplus 'should be used to get kids active'
£346m childcare cash surplus 'should be used to get kids active'   More than £346m in "wasted" childcare funding should be used to get children more active and fight the growing epidemic of health issues among the young. That's the message from ukactive, which has called on the government to redirect the Treasury underspend – allocated to tax-free childcare – to physical .... More>>
18 Sep 2018
Tokyo preparing for 'transformative' Olympic Games
Tokyo preparing for 'transformative' Olympic Games   The organising committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has pledged to use the 'power of sport to change the world', when it hosts the event in two years' time. During the ninth project review of the Games, which forms part of the hosting process, The Tokyo Organising Committee for the 2020 Olympic and .... More>>
17 Sep 2018
Everton FC's new stadium to deliver a '£1bn boost to Liverpool'
Everton FC's new stadium to deliver a '£1bn boost to Liverpool'   Colin Chong, Everton Football Club's recently appointed stadium development director, has claimed that the club's new home will have a transformative effect on the entire city of Liverpool. Everton is currently finalising plans for a £500m stadium at the city's Bramley Moore Dock, designed by US architect Dan .... More>>
17 Sep 2018
UK Athletics chief Niels de Vos steps down after 11 years at the helm
UK Athletics chief Niels de Vos steps down after 11 years at the helm   UK Athletics (UKA) chief executive Niels de Vos will step down at the end of September, following more than a decade in the role. During de Vos' 11-year tenure, the national governing body delivered the successful IAAF World Championships and World Para Athletics Championships – as well as establish athletics .... More>>
17 Sep 2018
Pure Sports Medicine plans expansion outside London
Pure Sports Medicine plans expansion outside London   Simon Devane, CEO of sports injury clinic Pure Sports Medicine, has revealed plans to take the brand outside of London – hinting that the company might also grow its integrated fitness offering. Speaking to Health Club Management, Devane said the business "is set up for growth". "Our strategy from the .... More>>
14 Sep 2018
'Fully inclusive' £4m sports centre opens at Berkshire school
'Fully inclusive' £4m sports centre opens at Berkshire school   An inclusive multi-sports centre has opened at the St Andrew’s School in Pangbourne, Berkshire. Developed in consultation with disability sports charity SportsAble, the £4m facility has been designed to meet disability access regulations and is able to host competition standard wheelchair basketball and boccia. .... More>>
13 Sep 2018
ukactive report: get older people moving or face social care crisis
ukactive report: get older people moving or face social care crisis   A new report has called for a "major culture shift" in order to get older people more physically active. The Reimagining Ageing report, by ukactive, claims that not only are older people are having 'their lives cut tragically short' through a physical inactivity epidemic, but the issue threatens to .... More>>
12 Sep 2018
Campaign to train 21,000 sports coaches to be 'mental health aware'
Campaign to train 21,000 sports coaches to be 'mental health aware'   The Sport for Development Coalition (SDC) has launched a campaign to train 21,000 UK sports coaches to be ‘mental health aware’ by 2021. Called #21by21, the initiative looks to support the mental health and wellbeing of the UK’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people, by bringing together representatives from .... More>>
12 Sep 2018
Tanni Grey-Thompson: 'Elevate physical activity from the fringes to the heart of our political debate'
Tanni Grey-Thompson: 'Elevate physical activity from the fringes to the heart of our political debate'   Ukactive chair Tanni Grey-Thompson has made a passionate call for the government to finally recognise the importance of physical activity and to include it at the "heart" of the UK's political debate. Speaking at the ukactive Summit in London this morning, Grey-Thompson said she was frustrated at the government's .... More>>
12 Sep 2018
Number of Scottish children taking part in Active Schools sessions hits record high
Number of Scottish children taking part in Active Schools sessions hits record high   The number of schoolchildren taking part in SportScotland's Active Schools project has increased 5 per cent, hitting an all-time high. The Active Schools initiative, organised by the national sports agency, is designed to help schools and sports clubs offer young people a wider and improved range of sports .... More>>
12 Sep 2018
'Luxury rowing studio' Engine Room to open in a converted church
'Luxury rowing studio' Engine Room to open in a converted church   A boutique indoor rowing and personal training studio – described as the first of its kind in the UK – will open in a Grade II-listed, converted church in the affluent Marylebone area of London this month. The Engine Room will feature Technogym's new Skillrow rowers and will have a focus on providing .... More>>
11 Sep 2018
Valdemar Coutinho creates brutalist Portuguese sports complex
Valdemar Coutinho creates brutalist Portuguese sports complex   Portuguese architectural practice Valdemar Coutinho Arquitecos have created a dramatic new 7,000sq ft (650sq m) sports complex in the Viana do Castelo in northern Portugal, with a focus on greys, sharp edges and angles. The complex, called Atlantic Pavilion, with its brutalist-style facade, was commissioned by .... More>>
11 Sep 2018
Welsh council to consider plans for £200m wellness and life science village
Welsh council to consider plans for £200m wellness and life science village   Work could soon begin on what has been described as one of the first developments of its kind in the world. The £200m Llanelli Wellness and Life Science Village, planned for the Carmarthenshire coast, is set to include a wellness hotel, sports and wellbeing centre, wellness spa and primary care centre. An .... More>>
10 Sep 2018
York Community Stadium on schedule for 2019 opening
York Community Stadium on schedule for 2019 opening   The York Community Stadium, the future home of York City Football Club and York City Knights Rugby League Club, is set to open in time for the 2019-20 Football League season. Currently under construction in Huntington, York, the venue will have a capacity of 8,000 and will be part of a mixed-use development. .... More>>
10 Sep 2018
Public Health England: prevention 'must be at heart of NHS long-term plan'
Public Health England: prevention 'must be at heart of NHS long-term plan'   Public Health England CEO Duncan Selbie has called on the NHS to prioritise the prevention of obesity, cardiovascular disease and smoking in its new long-term plan. On obesity, Selbie said the NHS should build upon the current childhood obesity plan and expand it to target adult obesity too. "The childhood .... More>>
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