Work is currently underway in the Sports Centre Fitness Suite free weights area and in the Pit and planned for the ground floor fitness suite.
Due to the sheer volume of usage within these areas, the floor is no longer fit for purpose. When weights are used and dropped, it causes the concrete below the surface to crumble. Over the years we have patched these areas up but a full replacement is now critical. Added to this, the top rubber crumb surface has also been deteriorating to the point where this also needs to be replaced. This replacement will be a much thicker rubber matting that will not only absorb the vibration of weights being dropped but protect the concrete base layer.
The weights area and the Pit will be closed from Thursday 28 June and reopen on Tuesday 24 July. The ground floor fitness suite will be closed from Monday 9 July and reopen on Saturday 28 July.
We welcome any comments or questions to be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org and believe that these critical improvements will enhance the overall experience of this area in the future. For updates and photos of this project visit UniKentSports on Facebook. To see how this area normally looks, view our Flickr album of photos. Our flyer also provides further details.