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Oxford University's 'self changing' smart sports floor
The futuristic floor is part of Oxford University’s new multi-million pound Acer Nethercott sports centre built by Beard. It is part of a major redesign of the university’s sports facilities on the historic Iffley Road track where Sir Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile.
Women's football aiming for excellent
This exciting new £70m development is the next step on an exciting journey to develop the women’s game. It will support the realisation of the FA’s Game Plan for Growth; a strategy to grow participation in women’s and girls’ football, creating a sustainable and successful high performance system to ensure England teams compete with distinction on the world stage at every age group.
Mind games -physical activity & mental health
Physical activity can significantly improve mental wellbeing. We look at some of the ways the sector is helping people suffering mental health issues.
ActiveLab Start ups to transform public health
ukactive’s ActiveLab supports fit-tech start-ups that aim to engage more people in physical activity and sport. We look at some of this year’s cohort.
Averting the decline in children's playgrounds
Children’s current and future physical and mental health is under threat, according to Mark Hardy, chair of the Association of Play Industries (API).
People power transforms Valence Park
London Sport has helped a mother claim back her local park, involving local residents and young people in the designs for a new, inclusive public space.
Interview with Active Partnerships CEO Lee Mason
As many Active Partnerships celebrate their 20th anniversaries this year, we talk to the network’s CEO to learn how it is changing to meet current needs.
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Gymkit redesign of new gym training spaces
Gymkit UK redesigned the gym flooring at Spiceball Leisure Centre in Banbury to create clearly designated training spaces. Approximately, 500sq m of flooring was installed in the gym helping to map out the new design incorporating two functional training spaces, extend the free weights area and refresh the CV and selectorised space.
PRSC’s high performance multi-use flooring
Brighton’s Prince Regent Swimming Complex (PRSC) is a popular inner city pool hall and fitness complex. It recently transformed a fitness studio into a high-performing functional fitness area where flooring played a starring role.