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University of Edinburgh Reveals Major Sports Upgrade

Posted by Richard Ward

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Plans have been revealed to construct a multi-million-pound sports village and student accommodation block by the University of Edinburgh.

Subject to planning permission, the project at Peffermill will include a 12-court multi-purposes sports hall, four-court indoor tennis hall, a strength and conditioning gym, and a fitness gym.

Plans also include conference spaces and social areas for students, in addition to a 573-bed block of purpose-built student accommodation.

The new facilities will expand the sport offering at the University and will result in the redevelopment of the Peffermill playing fields.

Jim Aitken, director of sport and exercise at the University of Edinburgh, said: "Our plans for Peffermill exemplify the University's quest to provide accessible sport and physical activity opportunities for our community and the people of Edinburgh."

"The venture will allow the University to consolidate existing relations with local and national sports organisations, create new relationships, increase our sports provision and host a greater number of major events."

"It will make a transformational difference to our sector-leading sport and fitness offer and we can't wait for it to happen."