Activity Centre coming in 2019
Join the celebration! Coming in 2019 to celebrate our 150th Anniversary. Planning permission granted.
(Artist's impression of new Activity Centre for the College – full planning permission granted, coming 2019)
Sports and activity opportunities for all
As we look to the future, St George’s is going to celebrate this special anniversary in 2019 with an exciting new architectural development for the College. It’s a development that will transform our current sports facilities and leave a lasting legacy for both current and future generations of Georgians.
The Activity Centre forms part of our 20 year plans for our Schools, following on from the overwhelmingly successful completion of 'The Ark' at the Junior School in 2014 and to be followed by major new teaching spaces at the College.
Originally built in 1984, when St George’s College was a smaller predominantly boys' school, the existing sports hall is a simple, functional building providing basic facilities to fulfil the curriculum. The new Activity Centre will bring our sports facilities into alignment with the number and gender of our children. It will provide inspiration for our students and the community to engage in physical activity, whilst also developing elite athletes in line with our national profile.
This ambitious building has been designed to provide several flexible and varied environments to cater for many different types of activity now and into the future, it will be a precious space for the whole School to gather (which we cannot currently) and it will provide a vastly superior aesthetic enhancement to the campus.
The new facility will establish a new standard to inspire our children to excel in a range of activities it will encourage all boys and girls to embrace activity as a benefit throughout their school life and beyond.
Variety and choice in multi-functional, inspiring facilities
The activity centre will include a 6 Court Sports Hall, which will allow the following activities to take place:
Hockey – Premiership Level
Badminton – 6 Court, Club Level
Volleyball – 2 Court, Club Level
Basketball – 2 Court (1 Court, Premiership Level)
Netball – 2 Court (1 Court, Premiership Level)
5-aside Football – 2 Court, Premiership Level
Indoor Cricket – 5 Nets
Trampolining – Professional Level
The centre will also be used for whole school gatherings, examinations, community activities and exhibitions, spectator areas and viewing pods.
As well as this, the centre will also include:
Table Tennis, Exercise classes, Yoga, Spinning, Aerobics, TRX (suspension training fitness equipment) and Dance
Free weights, cardio, resistance area, stretching area
Dance and fitness classes, Gymnastics, post-match hospitality
Café, teaching space, Table Tennis, Informal breakout space, meeting space, outdoor patio area
There will be lots of updates, new images and artists' impressions added to this page as the project progresses, so come back and visit the page again soon.
Watch this space...
(Artist's impression of the main sports hall within the new activity centre)