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and Wellness Hub at University of Warwick has played a pivotal role in supporting the

physically active campus community in the UK by 2020”, having replaced all former on-campus health and fitness facilities. From a commercial perspective the

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new hub is already delivering for the university, increasing its number of local community members from 175 to 1,500. The newly completed hub has

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also more than doubled the number of visitors from 13,000 to 27,000. Delivered by contractor Willmott Dixon, the £37m project was managed

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university’s Oculus Building in 2016. Facilities at the 16,684sq ft hub include a 25-metre, 12-lane swimming pool and a 17m-high climbing wall. The property features smart building

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technology throughout, with coolant technology and dynamic lighting automatically adjusting in certain rooms at specific times of the day to create the optimal ambience. ■■The investment in the

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project to work on," said the project’s

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construction manager, Nick Preedy.

I always see an incredible reaction when people come into the building for the first time, as it is so striking and modern 20

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