Woodcock Sports Centre: Phase Two

Woodcock Sports Centre Phase 2 Impression 1

The Woodcock Street Sports Centre was developed in 1902 and the mid 1920s and was originally part of Birmingham City Council’s public baths provision. It is now under the ownership of Aston University, now largely used by students and staff, and is Grade II listed.

The University implemented a major refurbishment, alteration and repair project in 2010-2011 and now plans to extend the existing building to the north east elevation. The extension will provide a multi-purpose Sports Hall with viewing area, two Squash Courts, and additional changing and toilet facilities. These facilities will be designed and constructed to Sport England specifications for recreational sport standard.

Planning Consent for the scheme was obtained in early February 2012 and it is anticipated that the construction works will commence on site in May 2012, and the building opened in Spring 2013.

For further information, please contact Claire Whelpton on x 4280 or by email at c.e.whelpton@aston.ac.uk. 

Visit the Sports Aston website here.

Woodcock Sports Centre: Key Features


  • A new two storey martial arts and dance studio that doubles the current capacity, providing a wider range of activities to be undertaken and enable more dance based classes to take place.
  • A significant imrpovement and extension to the gym increasing the floor space by over a third.
  • A new, reconfigured interior layout offering more space for sports and activities including a viewing area for the sports hall, a studio cycling suite and a gym that hosts women only sessions.
  • The creation of new male and female changing facilities for the swimming pool - although the cubicles remain as these are a historical feature of this listed building.
  • New male and female changing facilities for sports hall and gym users.
  • A vast improvement to the structure and decor of Woodcock Sports Centre making it a modern, vibrant sports centre which keeps and celebrates its striking unique and beautiful original features.


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